SARM President David Marit attended the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth announcement made yesterday by Premier Brad Wall. The plan outlines how the province will continue to foster growth by investing in six core activities including infrastructure.
“SARM is eager to work with the Province to move their plan forward to support economic growth in Saskatchewan,” says Marit. In particular, SARM is encouraged to see increased funding for municipal infrastructure, a provincial water strategy, a plan to improve rural healthcare and a continued commitment to support SARM’s Municipal Roads for the Economy Program.
In 2011 exports coming out of rural Saskatchewan, which contributed to the
provincial GDP, included $10 billion in crude oil, $6.5 billion in potash and $10 billion
in agriculture products. This is an increase of nearly 50 per cent since 2007.
President Marit says, “The plan reaffirms the government’s dedication to help fund
the infrastructure needed to foster continued economic growth. This commitment is
important to rural Saskatchewan because the growth of the industries driving
this province’s economy are located in rural municipalities.”
For more information contact:
David Marit Dale Harvey
President Executive Director
(306) 476-7754 (306) 535-7343
“SARM, the Voice of Rural Saskatchewan”