Regina’s Event, Convention and Tradeshow Sector Looking to the Future

(Regina) Amid ongoing pandemic conditions, the loss of events, conventions and tradeshows (ECT) is having a widespread effect on people and businesses across the Greater Regina Area. While things are quiet right now, the sector remains a key component of the region’s economic recovery strategy moving forward.  “Event, Convention and Tradeshow activities benefit real people,… Read More

Cautious Optimism as Regina Re-opens

By Shaadie Musleh As many businesses in Saskatchewan begin to reopen their doors, it’s important to remember that we’re not out of the weeds just yet. Regina’s June economic report card* reflects the significant impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy, especially in terms of employment. From January to May, Regina lost a staggering 10,020 jobs compared to the same period last… Read More

Strong, Stable Leadership Continues at EDR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 12, 2020  (Regina) With an eventful but productive year under their belts, Economic Development Regina’s Board of Directors has given a much-deserved vote of confidence to its leadership, re-electing Frank Hart as Chair and Tina Svedahl as Vice Chair.   Svedahl also retains the role of Chair of Governance and Human Resources,… Read More

Regina’s May Economic Report Card: A path to recovery in tough time

By Shaadie Musleh Regina’s economic report card for April is out, and considering the circumstances, there aren’t a lot of surprises. Given the timing of the measures put in place to combat COVID-19, we expected the economic impact to become more apparent in April – and it has. According to the Conference Board of Canada, Regina’s economy contracted by 4.6% from April of… Read More

Five Reopening Recommendations for Restaurants – Business Resilience Series

The fifth installment of the Business Resilience Series explores the unique challenges faced by the restaurant and hospitality industry as it considers how to re-open for business. The panelists included: Aimee Schulhauser, Owner & Founder, Schoolhaus CulinaryMatt Pinch, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Leo's Hospitality GroupJim Bence, President & CEO, Saskatchewan Hotel and… Read More