September 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Egmont, PE — Creating new businesses and start-up enterprises are key to economic growth and prosperity in Western PEI. Logan McLellan, Conservative Party of Canada Candidate for the riding of Egmont, wants entrepreneurs to know that supporting them will be one of his top priorities if elected this October.
“There is strong entrepreneurial spirit in our riding but sometimes new businesses and start-up enterprises need a helping hand,” said McLellan. “As your Member of Parliament, I will work tirelessly to support young entrepreneurs and ensure that they have access to federal programs.”
McLellan would also like to see the riding benefit from a training and accelerator program, similar to the Startup Zone in Charlottetown. Accelerators like Startup Zone and other entrepreneurial programs can be of specific benefit to the Summerside area. Summerside has a strong industrial base in Slemon Park, and a number of local businesses downtown, but there is room to build on this success to create careers and opportunities in the riding.
In recent meetings with campaign officials, businesses have indicated an interest in being more involved in Western PEI. Having an MP who is actively involved in promoting these types of initiatives is important for economic growth in the region.
“Too many young Islanders have had to leave the province to find work in recent years. We want to promote new business in Egmont. When our economy is growing, we can keep people gainfully employed right here in Western PEI,” said McLellan.
The Conservative Party platform prioritizes economic growth and ensuring a friendly economic environment for new business creation. Recently-announced initiatives include reducing taxes, cutting regulatory red tape, strengthening regional development agencies like ACOA and mandating them to focus on economic development, small- and medium-enterprises, and community-based projects.
“As a candidate for MP in Western PEI, I want to make it clear that I am focused on customer service, both now and after the election,” McLellan noted, stating “that means working tirelessly to help make Egmont a better place to live, work, and play. New business creation is key to that plan.”
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