February 24, 2021 – CBC PEI: PEI’s Kings and Prince counties face some serious challenges for economic recovery following the pandemic, according to a study released Wednesday morning by the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.
The report examined a variety of factors — including the presence of vulnerable industries, population growth, average age, education levels, and average income — for 47 counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada, including the three counties in PEI. It was commissioned by the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.
Kings County was found to have the third highest vulnerability in the region, and Prince County the ninth. Queens County was found to have a vulnerability close to the national average.
The factors that increased vulnerability in Kings and Prince were largely the same: a large percentage of residents working in primary industries for relatively low pay, and a relatively low percentage of the population with some post-secondary education.
Read the full CBC PEI story by Kevin Yarr here
View the APEC summary of Prince County here
View the APEC summary of Queens County here
View the APEC summary of King County here