December 19, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAINT JOHN: Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency is pleased to announce the launch of its expanded regional growth dashboard.
“One of Envision Saint John’s core services is the collection and sharing of data to support the many growth initiatives currently in play in our region,” says Paulette Hicks, CEO of Envision Saint John. “The enhanced dashboard offers users more data points, a deeper dive into key regional metrics, and a broader look at trends.”
The Regional Growth Dashboard is available on the Envision Saint John website. It first launched in December 2021.
“Dashboard 1.0 was a big step for our region. That’s because historically, it has been a challenge to source regional data across various sectors in a timely manner,” says Hicks. “Dashboard 2.0 now gives the public enhanced functionality, including the opportunity to explore how the region is trending, and better understand how we’re doing with respect to our 10-year outcomes.”
Envision Saint John conducted a peer review of the dashboard before its public launch.
“It is vitally important for a community to set economic and demographic goals and to track progress towards those goals,” explained David Campbell, President of Jupia Consultants Inc. “Envision Saint John’s new Economic Dashboard is an excellent example of a resource that will help stakeholders in the region identify in real time where progress is being made and shine a light on areas that need more work. I applaud the Envision Saint John team for developing this tool.”
“The data presented on Dashboard 2.0 provides community leaders and economic developers with comprehensive, region-level information that historically was extremely difficult to source. It fills a gap in the information ecosystem needed for improved strategic decision making for critical projects and services,” says Don Mills, Past Chair, Halifax Partnership.
Jeff Cyr, Director of Growth for Envision Saint John, walked members of the media through a technical briefing on Monday morning and explained how the Dashboard will be updated regularly, as data is made available from various sources. To view Envision Saint John’s Regional Growth Dashboard, visit www.envisionsaintjohn.com/dashboard/.
Nicole Vair, Marketing & Communication Manager
506-658-2877 ext. 105