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 (BOMA) Edmonton, will serve as vice-chairs.
EMRER members will engage with Edmonton-area leaders, businesses and organizations to get their views on how Alberta’s government can support the recovery and growth of the metro Edmonton economy. Edmonton’s metropolitan region is closely linked and engagement will focus on the economic vibrancy of both Edmonton and its surrounding communities.
“The Edmonton metro region has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the region is full of innovators and has foundational strengths we can build on. Ensuring the region’s economy continues to rebound and grow will be a team sport, and I look forward to working with members of the working group to determine how Alberta’s government can help.”Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain and chair, Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group
“Working together to attract and sustain investment in our metro region and Edmonton’s downtown is critical for our economic future. So is getting our stories and our companies into new markets. I look forward to our work over the coming months and hearing from many people during the process.”Lisa Baroldi, president and CEO, BOMA Edmonton and co-vice chair, Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group
“The recovery working group will help us build upon our region’s historical economic strengths in energy, manufacturing and agriculture, while also helping us take fuller advantage of the incredible opportunities that exist in AI, technology, life sciences, global logistics, agritech and food processing, and hydrogen. We have what the world needs – talent, innovation, resources and an ability to produce at a global scale.”Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global and co-vice chair, Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group
The working group is expected to submit a final report to the government in summer 2022.
Secretariat support for the working group will be provided by the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation.
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