09/13/2013 09:11 EDT | Updated 11/13/2013 05:12 EST

Information technology company in New Brunswick to grow with government financing

SAINT JOHN, N.B. - The New Brunswick government says 60 jobs are expected to be created at a Saint John-based information technology company through a $750,000 payroll rebate that spans a three-year period.

Premier David Alward says the money spent to help Mariner Partners Inc. will lead to growth in the province's information and communications technology industry in Saint John and across the province.

The government says Mariner is one of the largest independently owned information technology companies in Atlantic Canada.

Mariner Partners president Marc Savoie says the company has had a strong export focus on Internet protocol video products.

The company was founded in 2003 and has more than 160 employees.