Canadian Investment Attraction

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21 Dec 2020


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Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Canada’s various regions and industries is crucial to growing them, the Canadian companies operating within them, and Canada’s overall economy. FDI in Canada creates jobs, drives innovation, strengthens our supply chains, deepens our tax pool, supports local services, and provides opportunities for social development – in both our urban centres and in our remote communities.

But investment attraction is a high-stakes global competition. This series will look at what Canada’s competitive advantages are and how we can further improve our attractiveness to capital, companies and talent. It will explore this from the perspective of our overall economy, our key industries, and that of our cities and regions from East to West. Most importantly, it will also explore these issues from the perspective of foreign investors themselves who have chosen to invest and grow their businesses in Canada, or our looking at Canada as a possible destination for investment.

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AB-Precast

“Retaining long-term employees is key. It’s difficult to do, but we’ve done it in Spruce Grove.”

Jack Seguin, Owner, Alberta Precast Products

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ACKT

“Locating in Spruce Grove is prime for us.  We need to be centrally located in the province to reach our customers and move our products.”  

Anthony Worbeck, Sales Director, ACKT Industries

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CC

“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 Infrastructure Services Canada Inc.

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Braven-Seljax

“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

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Thompson

“The feeling of home and family orientated culture has allowed us to retain our most valuable asset, our people.”

Neil Matheson, CFO, Thompson Construction Group

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Rik-Solare

“The City has the space we need—store frontage with lots of traffic and warehouse space.”

Rik Kaminsky, Co-Owner and CEO, Solaré Canada Inc.

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