Global commerce is increasingly reliant upon the ability for goods to reach local, regional, and international markets. As such, it is imperative to consider the crucial role that transportation networks play in economic development. Current infrastructure in and around Southern Alberta requires serious upgrades and advancements to maintain and leverage a competitive edge in advancing business success in Southern Alberta.
The ever-growing international demand for high-quality foods and agri-food products, interruptions to food supply chain still being felt as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and planned population growth within our own country have positioned Southern Alberta to be the global leader in the distribution of products to local, regional, and international markets.
Moreover, the relative economic stability of the region, combined with low infrastructure and land costs, and the proximity for major producers and distributors to raw agricultural products, has cast an attractive light on Southern Alberta as a place to invest. The opportunity currently exists to leverage these advantages to help diversify and grow the Canadian economy by improving local transportation infrastructure.
The Alberta Chambers of Commerce recommends the Government of Canada:
Further, Alberta Chambers of Commerce recommends the Government of Alberta: