Regina’s economy continues to show healthy growth, despite some of the economic constraints put on the city after the provincial budget.
A recent report by Economic Development Regina shows advances in construction, employment and the population.
David Froh with Economic Development Regina says more investment needs to be made in Regina to continue this forward growth.
“What our business community tells us, and what we have been certainly encouraing the provincial government, is notwithstanding the budget challenges, is to think long-term,” Froh said. “But not at the expense of investing in post-secondary and skills-training.”
“This study tells us that we have this great young population,” Froh said. “But the time is now to invest in them. To make sure they have the skills and the training. And then, of course, for our young people already in the labour force. Now, we need to make sure we avail them with mentorship and the management opportunities.”
“And that speaks to an urgent need both in our non-profit and our business community,” Froh said. “To recruit, mentor and train some of our younger employees. But particularly to focus on labour market-attachment for our Indigenous communities and our new Canadians.”