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

February 27, 2012  By Charlottetown Guardian


potatoes03February
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.

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.

potatoes03 
  

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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