Statement on the APEC digital technology report

The APEC report released on September 17th underlines the growing importance of digital technology to Atlantic Canada's economy. It has also shown us the tremendous potential the tech industry offers to our region and our local economy, so it's important we make it a priority. We have ambitious, innovative companies here, both small and large, doing great work and offering fantastic opportunities. That's why we must focus on growing the labour market for the industry here, both by encouraging youth to explore tech careers and by attracting skilled workers to fill the current shortages. We are thrilled to share this data with everyone and to explore new ways to build on what’s working well and to overcome challenges that take many hands to eliminate so we can continue to grow our economy.