Thank you to all Club members who came out to the Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward on Feb. 5th for the Annual State of the Province Address by Premier Wade MacLauchlan
Premier MacLauchlan delivered his speech focusing on the Island's business strengths, and what he'd like to see in the future.
MacLauchlan highlighted several figures from Statistics Canada that indicate positive growth for P.E.I. He noted the province's nominal GDP growth from 2012 to 2017 is similar to the national rate, and ahead of the other Atlantic provinces.
"The point of this is not to do better than the other provinces, it's to really see how we're doing and to understand how we can make it continue," he said. 




One of the province's main challenges, MacLauchlan said, will be meeting workforce demands. He noted it is already a challenge to recruit workers for some industries, such as the service industry and construction.  

We have to be sure that we're encouraging our own people to be able to have the skills," MacLauchlan said. He also mentioned the importance of newcomers in the workforce.

"One of the ways in which we can be sure that we're attending to this, or making sure that we will have the workforce of the future, is to tell each other. And in particular to tell our young people that there are opportunities."