The Covid Economy – One Year Later

As we reflect on the economic numbers for March 2021, we can begin to draw comparisons between where we are now compared to March 2020, when the Saskatchewan saw its first cases of Covid-19 and initial restrictions began. The Employment Rollercoaster Besides…

Métis Nation–saskatchewan Supports Regina’s Bid for the Canada Water Agency

The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) Government has lent its support to Regina’s “Team Saskatchewan” bid to become home of the new Canada Water Agency (CWA). “On behalf of CWA Team Saskatchewan, I’m delighted to welcome Metis…

Regina’s Food Future Remains Bright Despite Restrictions

Recent COVID-19 restrictions are a reminder of what a difficult year 2020 was for Regina’s restaurant industry. Virtually all bars and restaurants were forced to adapt their ordering processes, lay off staff, and find new ways to reach customers,…

EDR and the City of Regina Lead a “Team Saskatchewan” Bid to Attract the Canada Water Agency

https://www.youtube.com/embed/eqiCTjhJuoQ (Regina) Together with the City of Regina, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and with support from a broad range of government, academic, business and environmental organizations from across…

EDR Welcomes Tina Beaudry-mellor as Chief Economic Growth Officer

Economic Development Regina today welcomed Tina Beaudry-Mellor as its new Chief Economic Growth Officer. Beaudry-Mellor brings a commitment to excellence and a passion for community that will serve EDR, its partners and all of Regina well into…

National Award a Tribute to Regina Entrepreneurs

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mi4BacMHbk0 (Regina) Thanks to the momentum created by the city’s entrepreneurial community, Economic Development Regina (EDR)’s AudacityYQR movement has garnered another major award. Presented each year…

Riding the Recovery Wave

As mentioned in the last Economic Report Card blog, the COVID-19 recession has caused a recession unlike any we’ve seen before. We are now seeing the true effects on the regional economy and our ability to bounce back, though that recovery…

Agtech Firms Growing Quickly in Regina’s Fertile Soil

By Bruce Johnstone For Economic Development Regina REGINA – Farming may be the world’s oldest profession, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t keeping up with the times. In fact, agricultural production in Saskatchewan has increased…

Regina AgTech Firm Solves Age-Old Problem

By Bruce Johnstone For Economic Development Regina   Like many companies in the agtech sector, IntraGrain Technologies Inc. was born of the need to find a solution to an age-old problem, in this case, crop spoilage due to excessive…

Water project key to building global food processing industry

By Bruce Johnstone For Economic Development Regina There’s no question that water is a critical component to developing a global food production and processing industry on the Prairies. In 1967, Saskatchewan took a major step forward…

Regina-Grown Technology Delivers Efficiency, Sustainability

By Bruce Johnstone For Economic Development Regina Some say necessity is the mother of invention. Others say inventions are sometimes just “happy accidents.” Daniel McCann, CEO and founder of precision.ai, a Regina-based agtech company,…

A Two-Tiered Recovery Unlike Any Other

During and following the 2008 recession, the phrase “financial collapse” was often thrown around. This felt apt, given the top-down nature of the economic fall. First the finance and housing industry failed, which – like a toppling tower…