Industry Specific Jobs
This strategic result focuses on new non-retail jobs that are created in the following targeted industries: medical, manufacturing, research and development, bio-science, energy, enabling technologies and professional services.
Primary jobs generally bring new money into a community and are important because they increase the overall wealth of a community. By attracting jobs in targeted industries (primary jobs) the community is helping to increase average wages, which can have a positive impact both directly and indirectly on a range of community issues.
There were zero new jobs added in targeted industries in October, 2017. Year to date, 48 new jobs in targeted industries have been added, bringing the overall total to 495.
New business license applications will include the number of new jobs in targeted areas and targeted industries. Targeted areas and industries have been identified and provided to the Finance Department by AEDA. The IT Department will assist in providing an automated report to AEDA. Business licenses for new businesses and tracking of license renewals for new jobs are included. A baseline for number of jobs needs to be established before new jobs can be determined for business license renewals.