About Us

Our Mandate

We are the economic development agency for Greater Saint John, which encompasses the communities of Grand Bay-Westfield, Saint John, Rothesay, Quispamsis, and St. Martins.

We are dedicated to achieving steady, long-term economic growth for our region by creating the kind of opportunities that improve quality of life and drive prosperity.

  • Our Mission: More jobs, more people, and a more attractive business environment
  • Our Vision: Consistent, long-term economic growth for Greater Saint John

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Economic development is about playing the long game. What you invest in today will bear fruit over time. All of our programming and projects are meant to support the creation of new start-ups, help existing businesses grow through innovation or workforce expansion and strengthen the advantages of Greater Saint John so more people know it’s an ideal place to live, build or grow a business.

Basically, our 11-person staff works hard to help support more jobs, more people and a more attractive business environment in the region.

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DGSJ Economic Development Video

DGSJ Economic Development Video

Our board of directors is a powerhouse team of business leaders from all sectors.

Each member of our board is dedicated to growing our region’s business ecosystem and spreading the word about our city and its value proposition.

Meet Our Board

Andrew Oland Andrew Oland

Andrew Oland

CEO & President, Moosehead Breweries
Board Chair

Paulette Hicks Paulette Hicks

Paulette Hicks

General Manager, Delta Saint John 
Board Secretary

Louis Labelle Louis Labelle

Louis Labelle

Irving Oil

Andy McPherson Andy McPherson

Andy McPherson

Strategic Planning & Operational Management

Gary Lawson Q.C. Partner Gary Lawson Q.C. Partner

Gary Lawson Q.C. Partner

Lawson Creamer

Sue Harley Sue Harley

Sue Harley

Business Marketing

Cathy Simpson Cathy Simpson

Cathy Simpson

CEO, TechImpact

Eric Poirier Eric Poirier

Eric Poirier

Regional Manager, Bell Aliant

Jen Arsenault Jen Arsenault

Jen Arsenault

Origins Child Care

Danielle Timmons Danielle Timmons

Danielle Timmons

Aquila Tours

David Irving David Irving

David Irving

General Manager at Irving Equipment Limited

We are a team of specialists with expertise in partner engagement and collaboration, community development, investment attraction, entrepreneur development and training.

Meet Our Team

Ron Gaudet Ron Gaudet

Ron Gaudet

Chief Executive Officer

Janet Scott Janet Scott

Janet Scott

Director, Business and Community Development

Sue Crozier Sue Crozier

Sue Crozier

Executive Assistant of Ron Gaudet, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Breen Mark Breen

Mark Breen

Economic Development Officer – Innovation

Ian McCoy Ian McCoy

Ian McCoy

Director, Investment Attraction

Eleanor MacLean Eleanor MacLean

Eleanor MacLean

Communications Officer

Michele Lodge Michele Lodge

Michele Lodge

Project Coordinator, Emerging Entrepreneurs

Dakota Lutes Dakota Lutes

Dakota Lutes

Entrepreneur Development Officer

Julia Udalych Julia Udalych

Julia Udalych

Workforce Attraction & Retention Officer

Janice Pearson Janice Pearson

Janice Pearson

Director, Finance & Administration

Romain Torrecilla Romain Torrecilla

Romain Torrecilla

Workforce Project Coordinator
Provincial Jobs Pilot Project

Lucas Loughead Lucas Loughead

Lucas Loughead

Entrepreneur  Development Coordinator

Our Funders

Economic development is a team sport, and we couldn’t do it without the support of these great organizations.

Our operations are funded in large part by the five regional municipalities in the Greater Saint John region. They are the City of Saint John, the Town of Quispamsis, the Town of Rothesay, the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, and the Village of St. Martins.

Town of GBW
Quispamsis
Rothesay
Saint-John
Village-of-St.-Martins
JDIrving
Bell-Aliant
Moosehead
Irving-Oil
Port-Sj
Saint-John-Energy
Emera
Downey-Auto-Group
East-Point-Shopping
Owens MacFadyen Group
LMC Qualmec
Scotiabank
Bird Construction
Canaport LNG
Revolution
New Brunswick
Opportunities NB
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Canada
Canadian Manufacturers
Global Affairs Canada
NB Business Council
The Chamber SJ
UNB SJ
Shad Uncommon Purpose
Uptown SJ
SJ Local Immigration Partnership
Y Newcomer Connections
Discover SJ
Develop SJ
TJ
Ignite Fredericton
SJ Newcomers Centre
Connexion Works
NBCC
Bionb
Venn
Grant Thornton
Pond Deshpande Centre
Greater Moncton Ec Dev
Donna Mazerolle and Associates
Tech Impact
ASD S
CCNB
ACAP SJ
SJ Hotel Association
Cisco
T4G
EY
Atlantica Centre for Energy
Innovatia
Basadur Applied Creativity

Our Location

Saint John is Canada’s oldest incorporated city, built where the St. John River flows into the Bay of Fundy: an historic port city running on 21st century technology.

Atlantic Canada’s original port city, Saint John is well positioned for export and trade.

Located on Canada’s East Coast and close to the U.S. border, Saint John has the world’s largest ice-free deep water port, as well as an extensive inland rail and highway system. Our proximity to major metropolitan hubs means that we’re never far from whatever you may need.

The Enterprise Saint John offices are in the Business Centre, in the historic Telegraph Building in Uptown Saint John. We are surrounded by a variety of shops, ICT firms and a network of start-ups that energize the Uptown core.