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Economic Development Committee Looking for Members

Interested in joining Gull Lake’s Economic Development Committee?

We are recruiting a team of motivated, entrepreneurial and community-minded individuals who want to improve economic activity and build a sustainable future for the Town of Gull Lake.

Time Commitment: Monthly Meeting approximately 5 to 10 volunteer hours bi-monthly.

Goals: Create Mission, Vision, and Goals for Gull Lake’s EDC, brainstorm and outline plans to attract new business and promote shopping local.

Create: Organize community events which draw people into shop and use local businesses.  Improve use of downtown business core and support downtown revitalization efforts.

Interested? Please call or email Lindsay at:

306-741-3775 or lindsayalliban@hotmail.com

 

Unemployment Rate Drops in September

Saskatchewan’s unemployment rate in September was 6.2 per cent (seasonally adjusted), down from 6.4 per cent a month ago and 6.9 per cent from September 2016.

“Recent economic indicators showed that Saskatchewan is leading the nation in growth in wholesale trade and manufacturing sales, as well as having the second-highest retail sales growth rate, and we are beginning to see the effects of that in our economy,” Economy Minister Steven Bonk said. “What is encouraging about today’s job numbers is that unemployment rates are down both month-to-month and year-over-year, and that full-time jobs increased over last year.”

There were 1,600 full-time jobs created in Saskatchewan year-over-year, while part-time employment decreased by 3,000 for a net employment decline of 1,400.

Nationally, the unemployment rate in September was 6.2 per cent.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Town Council Appoints Economic Development Officer

Town Council is pleased to announce that Lindsay Aliban has agreed to serve as the Towns Economic Development Officer. Lindsay is the EDO for the village of Hazlet and currently, sits on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association. Lindsay’s professional background and experience make her an excellent candidate for the job. Council has agreed to contract Lindsay for 10 hours a week to and work with her to establish an Economic Development Committee.

Lindsay was invited to the last council meeting to speak to council about economic development opportunities/ideas that she felt would benefit the Town of Gull Lake. She outlined three great ideas that would be of significant benefit to the community:

  1. Build and Economic Development Committee consisting of local business owners, community members, members of the council, students, senior, etc. The Committee will be responsible to increase opportunities for improved economic activity for Gull Lake.
  2. Talk to existing businesses and listen to their needs, wants, and ideas.
  3. Reach out to local Community Organizations to help with things such as Volunteer Recruitment, Event Planning, and create partnerships for employment opportunities and cost sharing (Hiring summer students).

Expect to hear more soon on the Economic Development Committee and the opportunities/projects they will be working on.

Mayor Campbell

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