Front and centre for Parkland County is the changing economic climate brought on by the phase out of coal energy, which directly affects their assessable tax revenue, and a dwindling pot of revenue from the provincial and federal governments.
Parkland County mayor Rod Shaigec is well practiced on his message of perseverance and...Continue Reading
Preparing our Workforce and our Youth
In the age of AI, automation and tech disruption across every sector of our present and future economies, the future of work is a crucial consideration for governments, employers, employees, students and our youth alike – it impacts us all. This Spotlight explores...Continue Reading
Dawn de Lima, Chair of SHEInnovates, joins Global News Morning Calgary to talk about SHEInnovates, a group formed to support women-led innovation and entrepreneurship in their communities.
“Everything we need is here in Spruce Grove. The location is central to the domestic drilling market, we have support from the Mayor and Council, and the city is very family oriented to support our staff.”
– Darrell Demers, Owner, Lea-Der Coatings
"We chose Spruce Grove because it had the best real estate prices in the area compared to other industrial parks".
– Tim Martin, General Manager, Cross Country Canada Supplies & Rentals
“In Spruce Grove we have everything in the way of retail businesses, excellent schools and first-class sport facilities all right here"
– Braven Blackwell, President, Seljax
"Spruce Grove is home. Locating here just made sense.”
– Paul Gutteridge, Owner, Sandhills Manufacturing Ltd.
“We are happy with this central location as a lot of material for our projects comes through our Spruce Grove operation.”
– Chris Pezoulas, Director of Operations, TransCanada
"Spruce Grove is a desirable community and everything that people need is here. We’re excited for a strong future in this city."
– John McAffray, President of Alquinn Homes
"There is a friendly work environment in this city related to doing business and finding the right employees.”
– Robert Smith, Operations Manager, Cargill Protein
"Spruce Grove offers us the comfort that, when we do choose to grow, we have the most important resource available to us – good quality people."
– Kyle Campbell, President & Co-Founder, Cam Tran Co. Ltd.
“We like the quality of services in Spruce Grove in comparison to other industrial areas.”
– Jonathan Rozendaal, President, Rozen Steel Works
“Retaining long-term employees is key. It's difficult to do but we've done it in Spruce Grove”