November 19, 2014 – The Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) just returned from its second investment mission of 2014, this time to the United Kingdom. The purpose of this mission was to develop partnerships between UK science and research parks and companies based at Innovation Place in Saskatoon. SREDA met up with Consider Canada […]continue reading SREDA Promotes Science and Technology Partnerships with the United Kingdom on Investment Mission
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN – A delegation of 11 UK businesses are in Saskatoon this week to explore the region for business opportunities and partnerships. The delegation is being led by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), a department of the UK Government that works with UK based businesses to develop trade and investment opportunities. The companies on […]continue reading UK Businesses Looking to Invest in Saskatoon Region
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Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video.. Thu, Oct 30 – Alex Fallon, the new president and CEO of SREDA, explains how the North Partnership for Growth will not only benefit Saskatoon, but the surrounding region. Today, the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth (P4G), comprised of political leaders […]continue reading Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth (P4G) Takes Major Step Toward Regional Plan
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New Era, Fresh Leadership for SREDA
SASKATOON – The Board of Directors of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) today announced the appointments of Alex L. Fallon as President and Chief Executive Officer and Jim George as Chief Operating Officer. Fallon will join SREDA as CEO on September 10, 2014. George will assume his new role after a year serving as the organization’s Vice President, Business Development and acting as interim President and CEO.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alex to our organization and delighted that Jim will continue with SREDA in his new and expanded role,” said Bruce Richet, Chair of SREDA. “Together, these executives bring a blend of fresh insight and leadership continuity, which will help our region reach its full economic potential.”
Fallon joins SREDA after serving as Vice President, Investment Attraction & Managing Director (Saskatchewan) for Rainmaker Global Business Development, a leading economic development consulting firm with offices across North America and Europe. Prior to this post, he served as Director of Investment Attraction for Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Economy where he led a team responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to the province and leading economic development missions to Europe, Asia and India. He has also worked as Manager, Marketing (Canada) for Cameco Corporation. He is a member of the Economic Developers Association of Canada and holds a Bachelor of Business & Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) both from the UK. As President & CEO, Alex will lead SREDA to promote our
region’s economic growth.
As Chief Operating Officer, George will focus on SREDA’s operations and new opportunities to create value for members drawing on his past experience as business advisor and technology entrepreneur. Prior to joining SREDA, George, a professional engineer, served as Director of Competitive Intelligence for SpringBoard West Innovations Inc., helping technology-‐based companies secure investment, build capacity and bring their technologies to market.
Created in 1992, SREDA is one of the first independent economic development agencies in Canada. SREDA works with the City of Saskatoon, surrounding communities, strategic partners, and more than 200 private sector investors to build and grow the region’s economy.
Welcome to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Fastest Growing City in Canada
Located in the heart of central Canada with a population of 239,000, Saskatoon is the largest city in the Province of Saskatchewan. This commercial centre and region serves over 300,000 people, and it has one of the most diversified economies in the country – producing outstanding products and services that are in demand throughout the world.
With a solid infrastructure, natural resources, research and development facilities, and a well educated workforce – the Saskatoon region and SREDA are continually creating exciting opportunities for business and individuals.
Whether you are starting a business, expanding your operations, or looking to move to Saskatoon, we invite you to take a closer look at Living Saskatoon, and find out what opportunities await you in the fastest growing city in Canada.
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