Economic Development Regina has launched its Agriculture and Food Innovation Strategy for Regina.
Led by an Ag and Food Steering Committee of leaders from across Regina’s agriculture and food sector, the strategy aims to see the Greater Regina Area (GRA) as the ag and food hub for Canada and the world.
According to a press release, the GRA will be a place of opportunity to start, grow, attract and scale agribusiness; will have a skilled and educated labour force and access to expertise to help the sector reach its full potential; will have the critical infrastructure in place and supports sector growth; and will become an agricultural powerhouse where the sector is sustainable, innovative, competitive, and resilient.
John Lee, president and CEO of Economic Development Regina, says the GRA possesses a strong trade infrastructure, numerous anchor firms, a diverse talent pool, and a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem that together, will create a strong foundation for continuing growth and success.
“Our vision to be an agriculture and food hub for the world is ambitious – and achievable,” says Lee. “We already have the ingredients to make it happen and now it’s time to bring the vision to life.”
Sandra Masters, mayor of Regina, says she is excited to see growth and opportunity in the GRA.
“Regina’s agriculture and food opportunity is incredible — and it’s outstanding to see this group of leaders come together to create a strategy that will stake our claim as a global leader,” she says. “This is enormously impactful for our city and residents, and I am looking forward to the future growth of our agri-food and agribusiness community here in Regina.”