Premier Brian Gallant is optimistic when it comes to New Brunswick's economic fortunes in the year to come.
In a year-end interview with CHSJ News Gallant says the best way to describe the last year is that they've been continuing their efforts to invest in their multi-year economic growth plan and he's pleased with the results.
Gallant points to New Brunswick having the third fastest growth rate of all provinces in 2015.
"In 2015 the growth rate was significant and 2016 the growth rate was good, and that was based on growth of the year before, so collectively it was a great two years and in this year we suspect, with projections telling us, that it grew yet again," says Gallant.
Gallant says they believe in 2018 they will see yet another year of growth.
"But I can tell New Brunswickers right now that we're not going to sit on our hands, we're going to continue to invest in our multi-year economic growth plan to create opportunities for people to stay here in our province, to come back here to our province, and to be able to have jobs and of course the chance to have a great quality of life."