Several companies interested in investing in large agri-business processing facilities posed a potential challenge in their need to utilize as much as 600,000 gallons of water per day for their operations. Fearing a potential missed economic development opportunity, the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) sought a coordinated strategy to enable an adequate water supply. V3 and SREDA formed the Water Supply Working Group to better understand the opportunities, constraints and options related to developing local water supply capacity. A V3-conducted forum attended by representatives from a wide range of industry and governmental agencies resulted in the formation of a strategy to effectively respond to value-added agri-businesses’ inquiries regarding opportunities and infrastructure availability in the Saskatoon Region.
“SREDA feels very fortunate to have V3 Companies of Canada guiding our new Agri-business attraction strategy. V3 immediately took a leadership position, combining outstanding business and technical expertise to take our project from a mere concept towards a complete and world class business development strategy. V3’s expertise, local knowledge and broad team has been critical to the success this project is having, and I would highly recommend them for similar projects.”
ALEX FALLON, PRESIDENT & CEO, SASKATOON & REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY