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Pathways to Prosperity: new report now available!

The National Parks Conservation Association, based in Whitefish, Montana, has issued a new report, entitled Pathways to Prosperity:  The Natural Roots of Economic Success in the Crown of the Continent.  

From the report's Executive Summary:

"Pathways to Prosperity tells eight stories from eight very different perspectives, exploring what we hold in common across our borders, and what it means to live and work in the Crown.  The global economy is changing— has changed—and today’s employers and employees are free to relocate where they choose. Many choose the Crown. Locating in our region’s rural towns is no longer a trade-off between livelihood and lifestyle; today’s entrepreneurs are having their scenery and eating it too."

Featuring stories and perspectives from southwest Alberta, southeast BC, and Montana, the report is likely to be of interest to various stakeholders in the region.

To download the PDF (about 5.75 MB), click here to be redirected to our Resources page.


Premier's Council for Economic Strategy: Shaping Alberta's Future

On May 5, 2011, the Premier's Council for Economic Strategy released its report, Shaping Alberta's Future.

From the release:

"It includes an important call to all Albertans, outlining broad direction on important themes for our future: broadening the economy, realizing the full potential of our energy resources, preparing the province and Albertans for a global economy, and investing in the future. The report also provides thoughts on how to ensure the province has a strong platform - fiscally, environmentally and with respect to infrastructure - to sustain economic growth. Under each of the five themes, the council outlines some thought-provoking ‘flagship’ initiatives, which Albertans will need time to study and consider moving forward."

Click here to access the Premier's website and links to the full report, the executive summary, and additional resources.