Albertans invited to explore Saskatchewan innovation and advantages



    CALGARY, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan innovation in science and
technology is keeping pace with the province's unprecedented economic growth.
That powerful mix is great news for Alberta investors and residents looking
for opportunities beyond their borders.
    That is the message Saskatchewan Premier Lorne Calvert and Industry and
Resources Minister Eric Cline are delivering to Calgary's top business
executives. The province's achievements in innovation, its booming job market
and its competitive investment climate are the focus of a reception being held
in Calgary today.
    "Canada strives to be one of the most innovative countries in the world,"
Calvert said. "Business leaders across the country need to know more about
Saskatchewan's innovative research and technology achievements and
opportunities."
    "Saskatchewan's unprecedented growth and investment opportunities in
innovation likely resonate with investors in Alberta more than in any other
province. Not only are we right next door, but we offer one of the most
competitive business environments in Canada and a quality of life that is
beyond compare."
    To make sure more people know about Saskatchewan opportunities, 28 new
billboards promoting the province's online job-bank, Saskjobs.ca, are spread
out across Calgary. The billboards invite Calgary residents to "go where the
jobs are." It is a call to action that is supported by Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco
and Saskatoon Mayor Donald Atchison who are participating in the business
reception.
    "The time is right for people to embrace what Regina has to offer,"
Fiacco said. "Regina boasts the most affordable housing in the country, short
commutes, abundant job opportunities, and an amazing quality of life."
    "We welcome everyone to Saskatoon!" Atchison said. "We have the booming
industries, the dedicated work force, and a second-to-none quality of life for
you to make the move. It's a sound business decision and coming to Saskatoon
only means success."
    Saskatchewan is one of only two provinces in Canada with economic growth
that has exceeded the national average for five straight years. Total private
sector investment is expected to achieve the third highest growth rate in
Canada.
    For more information on Saskatchewan innovation visit www.thinksask.ca
    Note To Editors: Business reception begins on Wednesday, January 31, 2007
at 11:30 a.m., Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre Street SE,
Calgary, Alberta.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/




For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Redston, Industry and Resources,
Regina, Phone: (306) 787-1691, Email: jredston@ir.gov.sk.ca, Cell: (306)
537-3825

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