Potatoes worth one billion dollars to P.E.I.

Charlottetown Guardian
February 27, 2012
By Charlottetown Guardian
February 27, 2012, Charlottetown, PEI – While the potato industry has long been acknowledged as integral to P.E.I.’s economy, a new study is showing the public just how important spuds are to the province.

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A new economic impact study suggests that potatoes are worth more than $1 billion of P.E.I.’s total yearly economic output. The study says the sector creates more than $245 million in household income and employs about 8,283 full-time equivalent jobs annually, both directly and through spin-off effects.

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