EDUCATION RANKS FIRST
The quality of provincial education is the top issue for chamber members, according to an annual survey by the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce. The January poll asked participants to select priorities from a list of 16 concerns. In order, the top issues included the need to ensure quality education, retain youth in the province, encourage and support entrepreneurship and create a competitive provincial tax system. Results of the poll help the chamber determine priorities for advocacy work. The survey asked respondents about their 2016 business outlook: 52 per cent of business owners expect better business performance than last year, 32 per cent foresee similar results and 95 per cent say they plan to increase or maintain current employment levels.