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

8 Indigenous-Owned Regina Businesses

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada. Regina is home to a diverse variety of indigenous-owned business. Here are just a few to celebrate NIPD 2019. Mo’ Solar Bradyn Parisian wears a number of hats in Regina – from Conexus Credit Union Board… Read More

Five Audacious Quotes from Collision Conference 2019

Recently our own Ly Pham had the chance to attend the Collision Conference, North America’s fastest-growing tech conference. For the first time in the conference’s history Collision was held in Toronto, bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in industries ranging from technology, to marketing, to music and beyond. Marking another first this year, two Regina-based… Read More

All Trade is Local

The Greater Regina Area (GRA)’s rise to prominence as a leader in the agri-value sector has benefited from a parallel rise in the quality and accessibility of global trade infrastructure within the region. With Saskatchewan product in high demand around the world, both the public and private sector have stepped up to make the GRA an ideal location to source, process, produce, and export.… Read More