The global economy is going through major transformation. Consumer demand is changing, global investment trends are changing, and the nature of competition is changing around us.
If we don’t take note of the shifting landscape and move quickly to adapt, we will be left behind.
The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in global value chains with our traditional strength in energy, agriculture, life sciences, and manufacturing, combined with emerging expertise in artificial intelligence and technology. But competition is fierce and we have to compete to win. By increasing our global competitiveness we will increase the region’s future prosperity.
It’s time for all levels of government to adopt a global mindset, create an enabling environment, invest in a globally competitive talent pool, and foster world class innovation.
We must look outside the region and beyond the horizon. We must go global.
The purpose of Going Global: A Guide to Competing in a Globalized Economy is to be a catalyst for transformative change. Please join us as an ambassador for global competitiveness and help us start a conversation about Going Global.