The province ranked ninth in small business startups, a key measure of entrepreneurship.
The budget projects $40 million in personal income tax relief for more than 400,000 tax filers.
A $170 per tonne carbon tax will cost the province an estimated 2,200 jobs.
Between 2014 and 2018, business investment in New Brunswick declined by 0.1 per cent annually.
In 2020, patients in New Brunswick faced a median 41.3 week wait for medically necessary treatment.
New Brunswick has a “fiscal gap” equal to 0.6 per cent of the provincial economy.