There are not many opportunities in St Marys but there are always teaching jobs available each year at the school, if you work in the supermarket industry, there are many IGA supermarkets which you could earn a good income.
The best way to earn an income is if you bring a business into St Marys. There would be many types of business opportunities but you need to think outside the square. If you are an arts/craft type of person, bringing in a business where you have courses at a reasonable cost would be a great benefit to locals. A dance school for kids, a real estate agency. There is at least one empty shop that I know of in the main street. I was thinking of having a business where I hired out second hand gowns for leavers dinners, weddings, etc. The person paid for the cleaning, and you can pick up so many at good prices, even suits. It is difficult around here to find a gown or suit for the leavers dinner. You could extend to knowing people with nice cars to hire out, etc etc. Think outside the square... I just love St Marys, I was told when we arrived, if you are happy with what you have and don't worry about what we don't have here, you will always be happy in St Marys. I have stood by that for the last 11 years and it is so true. Good Luck Dee xx