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