Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Releases 2024 Policy Priorities

Windsor, NS (March 6, 2024) – The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) unveils its top three policy priorities designed to propel Atlantic Canada towards sustainable growth in 2024.

Following a period of economic challenges, the focus now shifts to strengthening the region’s economic foundation. These priorities were identified through the 2024 Atlantic Insights survey, which gathered valuable insights from members regarding the most critical issues impacting the private sector.

Policy Priorities:

  • Support for Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Cost of Doing Business
  • Access to Qualified Workers

“Our members have identified 3 priorities that must be addressed to drive economic progress and stability. We are seeking partnerships that foster a dynamic cost-efficient environment and facilitates access to qualified talent.”

— Rhonda Tulk-Lane, CEO of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce

Support for SMEs are at the forefront of Atlantic Canada’s policy priorities for 2024. Businesses across the region are seeking a collaborative relationship with the government to streamline program delivery and minimize administrative burdens, fostering a more efficient business environment. Incentives promoting job creation are a key focus for SMEs, aiming to stimulate economic growth and regional development.

The next two priorities, Cost of Doing Business and Access to Qualified Workers are both interconnected with the success of the economy. Atlantic Canada can unlock its full economic potential by building a strong workforce, attracting new residents, and creating a business-friendly environment. This means investing in skill development programs, increasing immigration opportunities, and tackling housing challenges. By making it easier and more affordable to do business in the region, Atlantic Canada can become an attractive region for investment and prosperity.

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About the Atlantic Chamber – The Voice of Atlantic Canadian Business

The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is the largest accredited business organization of influence in Atlantic Canada representing more than 16,000 businesses and their 300,000 employees through its network of 90 Chambers of Commerce in the four Atlantic Provinces. For more than 125 years, ACC has served as the voice of Atlantic Canadian business and actively partners with its members and other organizations to help create a strong, vibrant, and growing Atlantic Canada. 

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