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Performance Measures & Quick Facts

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Performance Measures

Service ObjectivesMeasureWhy Measure?
To attract and retain a skilled labour force. Participation Rate: Percentage of the total number of people of labour-force age (15 years and over) that is in the labour force (either working or looking for work). The participation rate is important in determining the number of individuals who are willing to work, are working, or are actively looking for work.
To support the expansion of local companies, with a particular focus on those with highest potential to benefit through emerging energy hub opportunities, innovation and the community’s ICT cluster (as supported by propelICT). Expansion of Local Companies: Total percentage growth in the number of new local business establishments. The expansion of local business in the community is an indicator of how attractive Saint John is as a place to do business and the health of the local economy.

Quick Facts

    • Enterprise Saint John is a not-for-profit agency funded by the City of Saint John and the municipalities of Grand Bay-Westfield, Quispamsis, Rothesay, and St. Martins, the Province of New Brunswick, and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
    • Works collaboratively with government, industry, organized labour and community stakeholders to grow and develop Saint John’s workforce.
    • Manages the Life on Your Terms web site, which receives regular visitors from 50 countries including the US. The top ten includes the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Iran, Chile and India.
    • Sees hundreds of entrepreneurs and helps to collectively secure in excess of half a million dollars in new business start up loans.
    • Ensures the Saint John Community has access to various business start-up and improvement workshops and seminars
    • Hosts approximately 400 potential immigrant investors annually
    • Reaches out to over a thousand high school students every year through the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program.
    • Incorporated in 1994 as the Greater Saint John Economic Development Agency, Inc., it assumed the name of Enterprise Saint John in 1998.