Premier Scott Moe released Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030. The plan is a roadmap for building a stronger Saskatchewan.
“Our province has seen unprecedented growth since 2007 and this plan sets the stage for a strong, innovative economy that will drive that growth over the next decade,” Moe said. “Our government has always maintained that growth itself is not the goal; rather, growth will afford the ability to invest in a better quality of life for Saskatchewan families and communities. That is the purpose of growth.”
The new Growth Plan includes 30 goals for 2030, including key targets of a population of 1.4 million people, 100,000 new jobs, increasing exports by 50 per cent and increasing agriculture value-added revenue to $10 billion.
Included in the additional goals for 2030 are a couple of notable points for the infrastructure industry:
- Tripling the growth of Saskatchewan’s technology sector;
- Building and upgrading 10,000 kilometres of highways; and
- Supporting communities through $2.5 billion in revenue sharing.
The Growth Plan also affirms the government’s commitment to infrastructure by investing $30 billion in infrastructure over the next decade. Specifically, the province will expand transportation infrastructure, invest in cellular and broadband infrastructure and build Saskatchewan’s export infrastructure.
The new Growth Plan includes 20 actions for the 2020s to ensure the province remains on track to accomplish the goals set out in the Plan.
Notable inclusions impacting infrastructure development are:
- Keeping the province’s finance’s strong and the budget balanced;
- Delivering on Saskatchewan’s climate change plan to reduce carbon emissions;
- Reducing carbon emissions in electricity production and advancing the development of zero-emission small modular reactor technology using Saskatchewan uranium;
- Growing Indigenous participation in the economy through the growth of Saskatchewan’s natural resource industries and labour market development; and
- Building strong communities by investing in infrastructure.
“Our province is blessed with the abundant natural resources, innovative industries and hard-working people necessary to continue our growth to 2030 and beyond,” Moe said.
For more information, please visit www.saskgrowthplan.ca