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Mayor Perrault reacts to Swift Current’s latest CFIB Entrepreneurial Ranking

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The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its 2016 Entrepreneurial Cities report on Municipal Election day in Saskatchewan, and Swift Current – once again – performed exceptionally well, ranking first overall among Saskatchewan communities.

 

Swift Current also ranked first among Canadian mid-sized communities in the Entrepreneurial Presence category, as well as 26th of all Canadian communities in its overall score.

“This is something for our business community, and our community as a whole, to be really proud of,” said newly-minted Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault. “Despite the economic downturn that has occurred in our region of the country due to lagging energy prices, our City is the top community in the province to start and grow a business, and remains one of the top cities in the country.

“Our hats are off to our business community,” continued Perrault. “It is their confidence and continued investment in Swift Current that allows us to maintain a very diverse local economy that is able to withstand some of the economic pressures that have had a much greater impact on many of our neighbours in Alberta and Saskatchewan.”

Taking Care of Business, a core element of the City of Swift Current’s 2014 – 2016 Strategic Plan, had been a key focus of the City’s previous Council, and it will continue to be a vital component of Swift Current’s new Council.

“We know how important it is to work closely with business,” said Perrault. “The growth and prosperity of our community – really our future – is tied to the health of our business environment, existing enterprises, and individuals and companies that are looking to invest in Swift Current.”

Action Swift Current, recently reborn under the guidance of the City’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) initiative, is currently working on a number of key economic and business development projects that were identified by the business community during BRE engagement phases. The goal of these projects is to maintain a healthy, diverse climate that will allow local businesses to succeed and grow.

To read the CFIB’s full 2016 Entrepreneurial Communities Report, please visit http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/article/6656-entrepreneurial-communities-in-canada.html.

To learn more about the Swift Current BRE initiative, please visit www.swiftcurrent.ca/bre.

 

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