News Release - June 29, 2009
SOUTH CENTRAL ENTERPRISE REGION PROGRAM LAUNCHED
The Government of Saskatchewan today launched the South Central Enterprise Region (SCER) that will see more funding and expanded services for regional economic development.
With its headquarters in Moose Jaw, SCER will offer services covering the towns of Gravelbourg, Assiniboia, Coronach, Bengough, Ogema, Rouleau, Pense, Chaplin and communities in between.
"Strong regional economies help create a strong provincial economy that will make us attractive to new businesses and improve the quality of life for Saskatchewan people," Enterprise Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. "By expanding and strengthening the services of the ERs we want to see these communities develop into high performing economic regions."
The new ER program will strongly focus on sustainable economic growth by supporting regional business and industries and creating competitive advantages at the regional, national and international level.
"The board of the SCER are very excited about expanding and enhancing the level and quality of services offered to our commercial and municipal members with the ongoing support of Enterprise Saskatchewan," SCER Board Chair Barry Gunther said.
The ER program is operational in 13 new regions across the province. The decision to create the larger regions is based on where people live and work and takes into consideration natural boundaries such as rivers and road patterns.
The new ER program is now fully operational after the former REDA program ceased operations on March 31, 2009.