The provincial election on Sept. 22, 2014 is an ideal opportunity for you to ensure the provincial government understands the enormous contributions the foodservice industry makes to the economy as well as communities across the province.
The restaurant and foodservice industry is a valued contributor to communities across New Brunswick, bringing jobs, investment, innovation, tourism and a focal point for people to gather. A business climate that will enable this important industry to compete and succeed should be a top public policy priority for the next provincial government.
A prosperous and growing restaurant and foodservice industry is critical to future growth and job creation in every community across the province. A policy environment that solidifies a partnership between the innovative restaurant industry and government is a recipe for success.
Foodservice operators and our employees are an integral part of the New Brunswick fabric, both economically and socially. In financial terms, our industry is made up of 1,700 small business operators generating $1.2 billion in sales. On top of this, for every dollar spent in a restaurant, an additional $1.85 is spent in the rest of the economy. With 24,000 employees we are the fourth largest employers in the province and employ more New Brunswickers than the farming, fishing, logging, mining, utilities and agriculture industries combined.