Representatives from the town of Tisdale are promoting their trade opportunities to Canadian and global government leaders.
Mayor Al Jellicoe and economic developer Sean Wallace spent three days in Ottawa last week meeting with several representatives from the federal government as well as ambassadors from Korea, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Germany. The meetings also included talks with the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Agrivalue Canada. The talks focused on additional funding opportunities for the community to promote trade and investment. Wallace said the trip was crucial for development and making the town a leader in trade, especially within the agricultural industry.
“I am extremely satisfied the investment meetings were high quality and will result opportunities for Tisdale. Last year was Tisdale’s best economic development year in the town’s history and that was a result of building relationships and making the case that Tisdale is one of the best communities in Canada to invest in,” he said.
In the past the town hosted delegations from China, Japan, India, the Netherlands, and the United States. The recent Ottawa trip secured future meetings this summer with representatives from Germany, Korea, and the UAE to further promote the town’s Invest Tisdale initiative. Jellicoe said the town can accommodate many of these countries' needs with maximum benefits locally.
“Crops and other products, are sent to other jurisdictions for processing and considering our agricultural expertise and robust transportation infrastructure there is no reason why we would need to send raw materials to other Canadian cities for processing when we can do it here,” Jellicoe said.
He added the foreign representatives were familiar with Saskatoon and Regina. Jellicoe said Tisdale has a potential in the international food market.
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