The Question: What is the Canadian Infrastructure Bank and why is it important to the economy?
SREDA surveyed the Saskatoon Region business community to gauge their level of confidence in the regional economy. The survey was sent to over 4,000 local business community members using SREDA’s daily Economic Newsflash. The response rate was 1.9%.
This report provides an estimate of lost labour productivity to businesses within the Saskatoon Region as a result of traffi c delays at nine rail crossings within the city of Saskatoon. Results of the data analyzed estimates businesses in the Saskatoon Region lose 209 hours of production per working day, or 52,668 hours per year. This translates into a production loss of $10,068 per working day or $2.5 million lost in GDP to the Saskatoon Region economy per year.
This report examines the economic impact of the education gap as well as the economic nature, impact and potential of First Nations and Métis economic development. A particular focus was put on urban reserves and Aboriginal-owned economic development corporations in the Saskatoon Region.
The report was commissioned by the Saskatoon Aboriginal Employment Partnership (SAEP), a committee comprising of numerous stakeholders including Aboriginal training and education institutes, industry, the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Regional Intersectoral Committee. SAEP was formed to support greater employment opportunities for Aboriginal citizens in the Saskatoon Region. The report was developed and researched in cooperation with the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network (SFNEDN). Heather Exner-Pirot of the University of Saskatchewan who is also a member of the SFNEDN Board of Directors acted as the Research Lead. SREDA is the host organization of SAEP and oversees delivery of the program.
Although the term, ‘diversified economy’ is commonly used when referring to the Saskatoon Region, rarely is it clearly defined or measured. SREDA has taken an in-depth look at what it means to be a diversified economy, and has measured this diversification through the use of regional economic indicators including employment and GDP. As a second step in this analysis, SREDA has used the results of these calculations and compared them to other Canadian cities.