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Old Posted Jul 18, 2017, 1:53 PM
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Originally Posted by ue View Post
Moncton is the obvious East Coast example, but I doubt it'll ever be "very big". Only Halifax seems to have a shot at that out there.
News item today (CBC)

Moncton becomes No. 1 commercial, industrial development hub in Atlantic Canada
Moncton occupies top spot for 3 quarters in a row, including first 6 months of 2017
By Robert Jones, CBC News Posted: Jul 18, 2017 7:00 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 7:48 AM AT

Having long dispatched its provincial rival in Saint John, figures show Moncton has now chased down the region's two largest cities to command the most commercial and industrial development money in Atlantic Canada.

"To think that in recent quarters we've been challenging or surpassing Halifax, I think that's pretty impressive company to be keeping," said Kevin Silliker, Moncton's director of economic development.

On Monday, Statistics Canada reported there had been $163.9 million spent on "non-residential building construction" in the Greater Moncton area during the first six months of 2017 — the area including Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview and other smaller nearby communities.

That's a record for New Brunswick.

It swamps figures for Greater Saint John ($62.8 million) for the same period, but more significantly it exceeds similar development spending in the much larger metropolitan communities of St. John's ($97.1 million) and Halifax ($137.6 million).
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