The roadmap for building a stronger Saskatchewan by the year 2030 is being released by Premier Scott Moe.
The “Saskatchewan Growth Plan” includes 30 goals the province has over the next decade including key targets of a population of 1.4 million people, 100,000 new jobs, increasing exports by 50 per cent and increasing agriculture value-added revenue to $10 billion.
In addition, other goals for 2030 include:
• Growing agri-food exports to $20 billion;
• Annual private capital investment of $16 billion;
• $9 billion in potash sales;
• Increase oil production to 600,000 barrels per day;
• Tripling the growth of Saskatchewan’s technology sector;
• Building and upgrading 10,000 kilometres of highways;
• Supporting communities through $2.5 billion in revenue sharing; and
• Reducing surgical wait times to a three-month target.
“Our province has seen unprecedented growth since 2007 and this plan sets the stage for a strong, innovative economy that will drive that growth over the next decade,” Moe said. “Our government has always maintained that growth itself is not the goal; rather, growth will afford the ability to invest in a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities. That is the purpose of growth.”
The plan also introduces new initiatives to help the province achieve its growth targets. Three new international trade and investment offices will be established in Japan, India and Singapore. The intent of these offices are to help increase exports, attract more investment to the province and strengthen key trading relationships.
“Our province is blessed with the abundant natural resources, innovative industries and hard-working people necessary to continue our growth to 2030 and beyond,” Moe said. “Through this plan we will build a stronger Saskatchewan that is home to a strong economy, strong communities and strong families.”
Moe made the announcement, which was teased at during the throne speech, while speaking at a Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce breakfast.