Wetaskiwin Chamber wants local businesses to benefit from large construction project
JUNE 6, 2017 | WETASKIWIN : The Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber is advocating local-business-first for the $40 million Reynolds-Alberta Museum expansion contract.
The Chamber calls for this provincial project to favour local businesses. As this is the largest construction project in the Wetaskiwin region's history, the benefits to the local economy would be significant and vital in the recovering local economic climate.
The Chamber sent a letter to Honourable Ministers Mason and Miranda (HERE), and presented to the City of Wetaskiwin, the County of Wetaskiwin, Millet Councils, and Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) asking them to support this call for a majority-local procurement.  The local business community comprised of these three municipalities is home to many capable industrial and commercial construction companies and suppliers willing and able to do this work. In fact, the museum's most recent projects: 70,000 sq. ft. of storage facilities were completed 100% locally, on-time and on-budget. These projects were a tremendous boost for the local economy as well as the community as a whole.
The Chamber stands for promoting business; monitoring municipal, provincial and federal governments; and championing managed growth in the local economy.

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