North America’s leading economic development publication, Site Selection Magazine, has recognized the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) as one of Canada’s top-performing economic development agencies. This is the second year in the past three years SREDA has made the list.
“This is a very big deal! To be recognized by Site Selection Magazine validates the impressive work by the SREDA team in promoting the Saskatoon Region across Canada and internationally to attract people, business and investment to our Region to create jobs and grow the local economy,” said Alex Fallon, President and CEO of SREDA.
SREDA strengthens and grows the local economy through business attraction and expansion; entrepreneurship; regional economic development and planning; indigenous economic development; economic intelligence and marketing the Saskatoon Region and talent attraction. In recent months SREDA has successfully delivered many innovative economic development programs including:
The Agriculture Technology HARVEST Program, a business attraction program where technology companies competed to travel to Saskatoon to showcase their technology
The Science, Technology Innovation and Collaboration Awards, a celebration of the brightest minds in our science and technology sectors
The Tech Trip, an entrepreneurship program for local tech companies to travel to San Francisco to meet with high-impact investors and mentors who can help take their startups to the next level and scale
Supporting the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth Plan (P4G), a long-term regional growth plan for land use and serving.
“Five years ago SREDA set the bold goal of transforming the organization into one of the best economic development agency in Canada. Who would have thought SREDA would be selected not once, but twice, as a leading economic development agency in Canada!” added Fallon. “To be included amongst large economic development agencies such as Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver, shows that when you think big, take risks and execute you can become world-class, regardless of the size of your organization or budget.”