Regional and Local Economic Activity
Economic Activities in Regina http://www.reginaroc.com/
Economic Activities in Moose Jaw http://www.moosejaweconomicdevelopment.com/
Provincial Ministry of the Economy http://www.economy.gov.sk.ca/
Reports and Studies
Upper Qu’Appelle Water Conveyance Study Released http://www.irrigationsaskatchewan.com/SIPA/quappelle_water_supply_project_report_12_12_03.pdf
Existing regional environmental impact statements http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/EnvironmentalAssessment/
Multiple Major Industrial Investments at Belle Plaine
Many companies have already seen the advantages of the Corridor, and made significant capital investments in the region. Some recent major investments include:
- Terra Grains’ $160 million Ethanol Plant at Belle Plaine with annual production of 150 million litres of ethanol.
- $800 million investment in an inland transportation and distribution centre west of Regina – The Global Transportation Hub Authority (GTHA).
- Expanded fertilizer production:
- Mosaic’s Belle Plaine $1.2 B expansion at its solution potash mine (further expansion still being considered)
- Yara’s announcement to double its production at its Belle Plaine fertilizer plant to 2.4 million tonnes (postponed for the time being due to high construction costs)
- K+S Potash’s new $4 Billion Solution Mine near Bethune
- Alpine Plant Foods $8 Million production facility at Belle Plaine, with annual production of 700 litres of liquid phosphate fertilizer
Industrial Employment In the Corridor Nearly Quadruples over Seven Years
Employment in the Corridor Between Regina and Moose Jaw Has Almost Quadrupled Since 2005 – In 2006, there were industrial 536 employees between Regina and Moose Jaw. As shown below, the number has since risen to almost 2,000 (not including construction jobs).
|Belle Plaine Industrial Site Employment|
Nearly $13 Billion in Investments Throughout the Corridor
Industry has already made the Corridor a focus of investment. The Corridor currently has $13 Billion in Major Project Inventory Investments outlined in the following table. Read More…
World Class Transportation and Logistics Operators Attracted to the GTH
With $186 million in infrastructure investments the Global Transportation Hub Authority (GTHA) has developed has attracted a number of world class transportation and logistics companies who have in turn invested over $350 million creating 800 jobs. Private sector investment has topped $330 million to date. Companies such as Canadian Pacific (CP), Loblaws, Yanke Group of Companies and Consolidated Fastfrate, and Morguard Investments Limited have or are planning significant investments at the GTH.
On top of the infrastructure investments, the Global Transportation Hub Authority (GTHA) has also developed a unique governance model (Bill 81) that will provide the GTHA with more authority serve clients better. Essentially, the GTHA has municipal autonomy with regards to infrastructure and bylaws allowing for greater servicing of clients.