Supporting and attracting business.
Our community, people, and services all rely on the businesses that call Lethbridge home.
Lethbridge is poised to lead the province in economic and job growth because of the strategies we have in place and planning we have done.
We need to continue to make our city an attractive place to do business by supporting current businesses and committing to business attraction and retention with out-of-the box thinking.
Economic Recovery and Development
Focussing on economic recovery and development is key to our city’s future. Economic development is business investment attraction, business retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship and innovation, all of which lead to job creation. It pays for services and creates a vibrant community.
I’m committed to helping Economic Development Lethbridge do its job for our city by:
- Promoting the benefits of doing business in Lethbridge.
- Cutting red tape to make it easier to do business in our city.
- Updating and reviewing policies that create artificial barriers to growth.
- Exploring private business opportunities to enhance public services options.
- Working with local businesses to achieve their goals for recovery, retention, and expansion.
What does this mean for you? Economic Development Lethbridge returns $104 dollars to our community for every $1 in City funding it receives. This means jobs, a vibrant community, and increased economic development pays for services that create a vibrant community.
I’m committed to focussing on regional partnerships and working co-operatively towards intermunicipal planning initiatives to build our region. It’s time we started looking at the bigger picture and planning as a region. This includes working with our neighbouring municipalities to unite provincially and federally as a region.
Lethbridge is a regional hub in Southern Alberta for trucking and trade, agriculture and agri-food, logistics, health care services, culture, and tourism. What’s good for our region is good for our city.
What does this mean for you? Presenting as a united region offers our city strategic opportunities to work with the provincial and federal governments. It highlights our unique regional strengths and ensures we’re as competitive and as attractive as markets such as the Calgary and Edmonton regions.
It means business investment attraction, business retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship and innovation for our region, all of which lead to job creation. It will pay for services and build a vibrant Southern Alberta community.
Economic Development Lethbridge
Focussing on economic development and recovery is important to our city’s future. Economic development is business investment attraction, business retention and expansion, and entrepreneurship and innovation, all of which lead to job creation. Economic development helps pay for City services and creates a vibrant community.
Our Economic Development Lethbridge Team works hard for our city and region and needs Lethbridge City Council’s support. I’m committed to supporting and furthering the current efforts and plans to become the western trade corridor in Canada, Canada’s agricultural and agri-food corridor, a logistics corridor, and a regional tourism hub.
What does this mean for you? It means attraction and investment in our city, jobs, and increased economic development pays for services that create a vibrant community.