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Island small business confidence leads Canada

Charlottetown, February 26, 2015 – Charlottetown, 26 February 2015– Business optimism in Prince Edward Island is now the highest we’ve seen since 2002. In February, the Barometer index climbed another three points to a nation-leading 72.4. Forty-seven per cent say their businesses are in good shape, versus the only 11 per cent who say they are in bad shape remains well above national norms.

PEI business confidence outpaces Canada for second month

Charlottetown, January 29, 2015 – Charlottetown, 29 January 2015– Business optimism in Prince Edward Island climbed another four points in January to 69.8—matching a post-recession high for the province. Short-term employment plans have also improved markedly, with 12 per cent of owners expecting to hire full-timers in the next few months versus only 2 per cent expect to shed full-time staff.
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