News Release - September 6, 2000
PROVINCE FOCUSES ON STIMULATING RURAL ECONOMY
The provincial government is focusing on ways to help stimulate economic
development in Saskatchewan's rural communities.
"Saskatchewan has what it takes to build a vibrant rural economy that will have
the resiliency to prosper in a changing international marketplace," Agriculture
and Food Minister Clay Serby said.
To help that building process, Serby unveiled the Action Committee on the Rural
Economy (ACRE) to act as a catalyst for innovative ideas that address the
challenges and opportunities facing rural areas.
The members of ACRE are key stakeholders in the province's rural economy. They
will break off from the main body into smaller sub-groups to focus on specific
issues. Minister Serby will co-chair ACRE, along with Kamsack producer and
community leader, Audrey Horkoff.
"Working together, we can build a prosperous future for rural Saskatchewan and
for our province," Horkoff said. "ACRE will work with producer associations,
agri-business, government and universities to identify options for government
action that will contribute to the continued viability of our communities."
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For more information, contact:
Kari Harvey Audrey Horkoff
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food ACRE Co-chair
Phone: (306) 787-7702 Phone: (306) 542-4472