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St. George has become an important commercial and industrial service area in the Fundy region as a result of a dynamic and quickly growing aquaculture industry. The industrial park is conveniently located near aquaculture operations at Lime Kiln Bay and the Bay of Fundy.

For information concerning new site development or other business opportunities contact Chief Administration Officer Jason Gaudet at (506)755-4321 or email jason.gaudet@town.stgeorge.nb.ca.

St. George businesses know this area offers the best of urban and rural New Brunswick, encompassing both an active business community with access to larger local and regional markets. Only 35 minutes away from uptown Saint John, St. George has fast and convenient access to a variety of business, personal, and government services. Providing links to markets around the world, the world class deep water port of Saint John delivers low-cost long-distance shipping for container, break bulk, and specialty cargoes. Even closer to St. George is the modern port of Bayside which has a world-class storage facility and ships a wide variety of specialty and cold storage cargo. St. George entrepreneurs and businesses can also enjoy direct access to the largest most affluent market in the world – the 75,000,000 consumers centered around the Boston /Washington corridor – with only a 30-minute drive to the American border.

Given the increase in new businesses coming to the town in recent years, St. George has become a commercial service area that includes the Town of St George, the Village of Blacks Harbour, and the parishes of St. George, West Isles, and Pennfield. The area serves over 7,728 people, including 1,345 residents of St. George. The focus of retail activity in St. George is on Main Street, the old commercial center of the community and Brunswick Street where the mall was newly developed to offer convenient local shopping. Though the town is supported by strong and sustained growth, St. George continues to offer outstanding quality of life set in dramatic scenery and an uncrowded, unpolluted environment. The favorable climate and scenic waterways create a variety of recreational possibilities, from our recently constructed tennis courts to organized team sports; St. George is an active and friendly community. Only in St. George could the pleasant surroundings of the country converge with the convenience of being an important commercial service area that includes over 80 businesses.

Helpful Links

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/economic_development/NB_Businesses/content/BusinessStart.html

http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/

http://www.cbdc.ca/