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Businesses predict average revenue growth of 2.5% in next 12 months.
Lacking innovation support for Canadian manufacturers is also identified as major barrier.
Caused by weaker demand in major exports markets, export growth falls to 11.3%.
For years the Canadian federal and provincial governments, not to mention all those armchair experts, have been urging manufacturers to move their export focus beyond the North American market. Small and medium-sized businesses, with some notable exceptions, have largely ignored…