Which came first economic development or the egg?

Halifax gets 400 high end finance jobs in the fast growing hedge fund industry. New Brunswick gets 20 new jobs producing eggs in Sackville.

The provincial government will provide Les Oeufs Bec-O Inc., a subsidiary of Burnbrae Holdings Inc., with a $3.54-million term loan to assist in the establishment of a food processing operation. Premier Shawn Graham made the announcement today in Sackville. He was accompanied by Agriculture and Aquaculture Minister Ronald Ouellette; Bob Anderson, president of Burnbrae Holdings Inc.; and Sackville Mayor Jamie Smith.

The $3.54-million term loan will enable the company to establish its processing plant and create up to 20 new jobs. The plant will process surplus eggs in Atlantic Canada into liquid egg products which will be sold in food service, institutional, retail and industrial markets.

Hey, don’t complain. It’s a good start. I don’t snub my nose at manufacturing jobs like this. I’d also like high tech jobs and high finance jobs but these jobs will be very helpful in the Sackville area.