Issue 41

A Diverse Economy is a Healthy Economy Diversity, diversity, diversity. Everywhere I go and in everything I read, I see the recurring theme that a diverse economy is a healthy economy. We need to be pursuing a diversity of companies and industries to take advantage of emerging opportunities for economic growth that have simply not been available to us before, such as the incredible explosion in… Read More

Issue 40

Destination: REGINA What an amazing summer for the Greater Regina Area! We have showcased our city and its attractions to literally hundreds of thousands of people. The Queen City Ex set new daily and full show attendance records thanks to welcoming everyone from a Rider game to the ex with their game ticket. The Regina Folk Festival celebrated fifty years of bringing the best folk… Read More

RELO Podcast Episode 5: Growing Innovation

Regina has become a lot of things. The seat of government in Saskatchewan, a destination for events and tourism, an audacious entrepreneurial eco system. The list goes on. But at its core, Regina has always remained an agricultural hub. We are inextricably tied to the land around us, and our prairie pride is rooted in a strong farming tradition.  And while our link to food is as… Read More

Economic Development 101: The Final Chapter

By Bruce Johnstone In this series of articles we have discussed the foundational thinking behind the work of economic development in our community.  Why do it? When I began writing this series I asked EDR President & CEO John Lee to describe their business model. This is what he told me: “Why do we want economic growth? It generates revenues (for) good social programs, good quality… Read More

Issue 39

Wisdom and Leadership Stand the Test of Time Nothing just happens. Any endeavor of substance requires the energy and imagination of committed people to get and keep the ball rolling. I am very fortunate to have just such a group supporting and working with me to achieve the strategic objectives of Economic Development Regina. Unknown to many people, EDR is a not-for-profit, governed by a volunteer… Read More