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Edmonton group formed to boost investment

DCN-JOC News Services
Edmonton group formed to boost investment
CITY OF EDMONTON—A new working group is being formed to boost investment in the Edmonton area.

EDMONTON, ALTA.—A new working group is being formed to jump start investment in Edmonton.

The group will engage with local leaders and residents about revitalizing and attracting investment to the Edmonton metropolitan region.

The Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery (EMRER) Working Group will be chaired by Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain, and is made up of representatives from numerous sectors. Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global, and Lisa Baroldi, president and CEO of Building Owners and Managers Association Edmonton, will serve as vice-chairs.

EMRER members will connect with Edmonton-area leaders, businesses and organizations to get their thoughts on how Alberta’s government can support the recovery and growth of the metro Edmonton economy.

Following an engagement process, the working group will draft up recommendations for revitalization and attracting investment that can be worked on by both government and industry leaders. These recommendations will focus on ensuring the capital region remains one of the best places to invest, do business, raise a family and thrive.

“Edmonton is more than just Alberta’s capital city, it is a centre of innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Doug Schweitzer, minister of jobs, economy and innovation, in a statement. “We are committed to ensuring Edmonton remains a choice destination for private sector investment and businesses looking to relocate, start up and grow. I look forward to the recommendations on how we can leverage the new and emerging opportunities that our capital city has to offer.”

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