|North Battleford, Saskatchewan (February 24, 2011) – The City of North Battleford announced that it has contracted Site Location Partnership (SLP), a Dallas-based corporate site selection and economic development advisory firm, in its quest for attracting new jobs and corporate investment to North Battleford, Saskatchewan. SLP will support the city in building relationships with high-growth companies from targeted industries and site selection decision makers.
“When our department was challenged with finding new markets to generate business attraction leads, Site Location Partnership offered a unique opportunity,” said Denis Lavertu, Director of Business Development for the City of North Battleford. “We have gained significant exposure in a variety of our target markets while awareness of Saskatchewan’s economic boom, and our strategic location within the province, has grown.”
SLP’s Economic Development Practice will strengthen North Battleford’s business recruitment efforts through relationship marketing, site selector exposure, website promotion, national trade shows, site location networking forums and other aggressive outreach. The firm’s diversified strategy will target manufacturing companies within value-added industry clusters such as wood products, metal fabrication, industrial machinery, plastics and food processing.
“It is vital for North Battleford to position their community as an attractive alternative in the minds of corporate decision makers considering expansion or relocation,” stated Mark Darce, senior vice president of development at Site Location Partnership. “Northwest Saskatchewan can be easily overlooked by site selectors simply because they are unaware of the region’s favorable business climate and competitive advantages. We look forward to representing the City of North Battleford, dramatically enhancing their visibility and turning some heads in the process.”
About The City of North Battleford
The City of North Battleford, with a current population of approximately 14,000, is strategically located in the heart of Saskatchewan, Canada. The city is situated at the junction of the Yellowhead Trans Canada Highway 16 and Provincial Highways 40 & 4 between Edmonton, Alberta and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is the largest urban community in Northwest Saskatchewan and serves as the regional service hub for a trade market of over 60,000. The City of North Battleford’s Department of Economic Development works to increase opportunities for the growth of existing industry, establish new business enterprises, diversify the local economy and increase employment opportunities for its residents.
About Site Location Partnership
Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a multi-disciplined advisory firm that enables the growth of businesses, communities and economies through its two primary consulting areas - corporate site selection and economic development. SLP’s Corporate Location Practice helps companies from industrial and commercial sectors select the optimal location for expansion, relocation or consolidation of business facilities. SLP’s Economic Development Practice assists various organizations in implementing business attraction strategies for new corporate investment, job creation and economic growth.
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