Have your say - Economic Corridor Task Force (ECTF)

The Government of Alberta’s Economic Corridor Task Force (ECTF), chaired by Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland MLA Shane Getson, is studying the potential for strategic economic corridors to get our province’s goods, services, and natural resources to market.

A key objective of the study is to develop a fulsome understanding of existing and potential corridors to grow Alberta’s economy, and identify options for the ECTF to pursue in the future. The Task Force would like to hear municipal perspectives on how well current transportation and economic corridors are working, opportunities for new corridor development, and potential challenges in moving such corridor concepts forward.

The ECTF is looking for feedback from Alberta Municipalities members on the seven questions below. If your community wishes to provide feedback, please email your responses to advocacy [at] abmunis.ca () by December 6, 2021.

Questions:

  1. What corridors are most important for your business, industry, or community? What is their importance to your business/industry/community?
  2. Status of existing corridors. How well are existing corridors facilitating economic growth for the province? If they are not functioning well, what are some of the challenges in getting Alberta goods to market?
  3. Potential for new or expanded corridors. What new or expanded transportation corridors could potentially increase Alberta’s access to markets in North America and internationally?
  4. What other purposes could these corridors serve (e.g., utilities, energy, etc.)?
  5. Drivers and success factors. What factors would drive success for such a corridor(s)? Which types of organizations, communities or companies might be impacted, and how?
  6. Potential barriers and solutions. What are some of the potential barriers that would need to be addressed to bring this corridor concept to fruition (e.g., policy, jurisdictional, legislative/regulatory, land use, corridor capacity, technical, environmental, etc.)? What opportunities do you see to address these?
  7. Is there anything else that we have not discussed that should be mentioned?