Edmonton Global applauds Air Canada & EIA’s new service to key SFO tech hub

November 29, 2017

Edmonton Global Board Chair John Day today called the Edmonton International Airport’s (EIA) announcement of new daily direct flights to San Francisco a community win and outstanding achievement for regional economic development.

Edmonton Global reps joined Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous, Minister, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, EIA President and CEO Tom Ruth, and Edmonton Economic Development President and CEO Brad Ferguson in the announcement at EIA.

“Our congratulations and thanks to EIA and Air Canada for providing investors and business partners this convenient key link to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. It is this kind of commitment to the region and regional collaboration that will reinforce the work and vision of Edmonton Global,” said Day.

The daily direct flights are scheduled to commence in May, 2018. San Francisco is a major centre for emerging technology and knowledge-based industry, representing exactly the kinds of opportunity Edmonton Global is considering in its current sector analysis and upcoming strategic plan.

“Regional partnerships and opportunities are the like this are the lifeblood of a thriving, internationally recognized Edmonton Metro Region,” said Day. “And together, as regional leaders, we are preparing for that global impact.”

Edmonton Global’s mandate is to attract investment and jobs to the Edmonton Metro Region by developing a regional brand, a regional database, and a strategic plan to ensure the Region takes its rightful place amongst about 300 comparable world communities.

Edmonton Global is first fully regional economic development company for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. It was incorporated June 9, 2017 with 15 regional municipal Shareholders committed to take the Edmonton Metro Region to the next level of global competitiveness. A professional Board of Directors was appointed in September with a goal to be fully operational on July 1, 2018.

For information contact:

Marissa Warshawski, Operations Manager, Edmonton Global