Economic development package released by city

Cole Carruthers
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City of Moose Jaw

Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future, and this is the sentiment shared by developers and the growing city of Moose Jaw.

The Moose Jaw Real Estate Board held its annual all members luncheon on Wednesday at the Golden Nugget to listen and discuss the city’s economic development commissions ongoing and future plans for The Friendly City.

Deb Thorn, economic development officer for Moose Jaw was the keynote speaker at the event, and discussed all the positives the city has as a growing community and what it has to offer to keep growing along with the province.

The luncheon was also used to present a viewing of  “The Moose Jaw Advantage: A Great place to Live, Work and Play,” a video highlighting why Moose Jaw is one of the best communities for businesses to bring operations and for families to build homes and enjoy what the community has to offer.

“You can’t show lawn bowling,” Thorn joked when discussing the initial production process with the video developers. “We want to broaden the tax base and investment.”

Thorn went on to discuss what the area already has to offer towards economic and social development.

“The need for building permits is five times greater than in 2001 and there is a connection between jobs and building permits,” Thorn offered towards the growth over the last decade.

Thorn went on to list economic industry already present in the area to highlight the area is just going to keep growing as more industry continues to arrive.  

K + S Potash, Mosaic Belle Plaine and the future hospital were just a few of the examples Thorn used to show the potential and future of development on the horizon.

“Moose Jaw is ideally situated due to location, we can optimize our opportunities by being investment ready,” Thorn said.

For more on this article pick up the next issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw.The Moose Jaw Real Estate Board, Golden Nugget, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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    November 15, 2012 - 07:54

    Lawn Blwling? Poor choice of words given the number of seniors we have in the community and those of us who will soon be. Investment ready? Yes! Don't forget seniors have money also.