Advocacy Priorities 2017

This city depends on a strong economy in order to thrive, and strong economies are built by healthy businesses. It is important that policy-makers understand the impact legislation has on the business community so that policy encourages economic growth, not hinder it. Having a healthy business community encourages other businesses to locate to the Northeast Avalon, making our region more vibrant and creating a higher quality of life.

The St. John’s Board of Trade, through its membership and committees, advocate for public policies that foster a competitive and healthy economic environment. Some of the key areas that the Board will focus on in 2017 are:

Advocating for Business
2017 is an important year for the St. John’s Board of Trade’s advocacy work. Setting priorities and measuring success will be critical as we support government’s role to create the right environment for business to succeed.

2017 Top 10 Priorities:

  1. Red tap reduction
  2. Reduced tax burden for business
  3. Increased partnerships with the private sector
  4. Increased efficiencies within government
  5. Remove barriers to doing business
  6. Increase economic development
  7. Advocate for a collaborative relationship between city and business
  8. Advocate for an entrepreneurship category
  9. Build a community that supports retention of immigrants
  10. Grow a talented population

Committee Listing

Interested in joining a policy committee? Click here to find out how you can get involved.