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REGINA CHAMBER & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REGINA ANNOUNCE MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP, NEW EVENT SERIES

Posted by: Regina Chamber Admin - January 19, 2023

With Regina’s economy reaching a vital juncture, two of the region’s preeminent agencies are joining forces to ensure businesses, investors and workers have the information they need to grow their world in Regina.

A new three-year agreement between the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) and Economic Development Regina (EDR) focuses on providing the most up to date, Regina-specific research, data and analytics on the following topics:

  • Labour attraction and retention
  • Industry and sector growth opportunities
  • Marketing Regina as a leading destination to invest and live

“Regina’s economy is in a strong position to lead the nation coming out of the pandemic,” RDCC CEO Tony Playter said. “One of our region’s critical advantages is our ability to come together to do great things for our community. We’re proud to bring the voice of our members as business leaders to this important and timely partnership.”

The partnership recognizes the unique benefit each organization provides for the community and commits to coordinating, collaborating and cooperating for the benefit of Chamber members and EDR stakeholders, including private investment partners.

“The RDCC and EDR are natural partners in the economic growth and success of Regina,” EDR President and CEO Chris Lane said. “While we each have our own distinct areas of expertise and action, where there is opportunity for collaboration and success, we are now committed to working together.”

EDR and the Chamber will kick off this new partnership by co-hosting a new event for and featuring Regina business leaders, decision makers and influencers on the topic of talent attraction and retention on February 28. EDR will share its latest findings from the Regina Executive Leadership Outlook, including specific research on the state of Regina’s labour market. EDR and the Chamber will also unveil plans to deliver the single most comprehensive data and analytics package on the issue ever produced in the region.

“One of the most common concerns we hear about Regina’s economy is the availability of labour and talent,” Lane said. “If our city is going to reach its potential for growth, we need to understand through data and analytics where the challenges are – and more importantly where the opportunities are.”

The February 28 event will be titled Homegrown Success: Regina’s Labour & Talent. It will be the first in a series that will leverage EDR’s community partnerships to bring unprecedented insights to Regina’s business community. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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