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Gov't has to think like business to ensure economy is robust

Editor: To stay in business, it is imperative to avoid complacency.


To stay in business, it is imperative to avoid complacency.

Successful businesses try to ensure they maintain their core customers but they are always on the move to find new ones and continue to increase market share in increasingly competitive environments.

Government is in the business of maintaining a robust economy so that its customers, us, can continue to enjoy the benefits of social services such as health care and education.

Our government cannot afford to be complacent either. It needs to find new markets for our goods and services and expand on opportunities that we currently enjoy with our trading partners.

I have been following the roll out of Premier Christy Clark's job creation program and, as a businessperson, I can say that I fully support her initiatives and her understanding that economic expansion will lead to more business and more jobs.

Expanding our infrastructure to increase trade, especially in the Pacific Rim, means more goods will be shipped to and from our province and more jobs will be created as a result.

We want people to come to B.C., not leave.

If our government thinks like a business it will be better off and you and I will continue to enjoy the benefits of one of the strongest economies in the world.

Kelly Guichon

Vice Chair Delta Chamber of Commerce

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