Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) President & Chief Executive Officer, Alex Fallon, is in Vancouver today as part of a three-day business and investment attraction mission. Fallon is promoting the Saskatoon region to businesses and investors in Alberta and British Columbia as part of SREDA’s mandate to help grow the local economy.
Over the course of May 6 to 8, SREDA will meet with about 24 companies and organizations interested in investing in the Saskatoon region. The interested parties represent a range of industries including manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, retail, farm equipment, amongst others.
SREDA has partnered with the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (Canada’s largest trade and industry association) and Regina Regional Opportunity Commission (RROC) to showcase business and investment opportunities in Saskatoon and the rest of Saskatchewan to a variety of businesses in the two western provinces.
The mission follows an announcement earlier this week that SREDA and RROC had signed an Economic Development Partnership Agreement to collaborate on certain projects including business and labour attraction activities.
The mission builds on SREDA’s ‘Growing, Together’ strategy to help grow the region’s economy by attracting businesses, investors and labour to the region.
“In order to maintain and grow our strong and diversified economy, we must continue to attract new businesses and investment to the region”, said Fallon. “This mission will help us do just that”, he added.
Fallon said that he was encouraged by the number and variety of western Canadian companies that wanted to meet with SREDA to discuss doing business in the Saskatoon region.
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Alex Fallon, President & CEO
Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)