The Government of Saskatchewan welcomes delegates to the 29th Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit in Saskatoon this week.
PNWER is a non-partisan, private/public non-profit organization created to advance the common interests of its 10 member jurisdictions, which include Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska from the United States and Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories from Canada. The annual summit is PNWER’s biggest networking event, bringing together private and public sector leaders from the region to address issues impacting the regional cross-border economy.
“Hosting leaders from PNWER is a great opportunity to showcase Saskatchewan’s competitive business climate and diverse resource sectors, advance our shared interests and to continue to build strong relationships with our partners,” Premier Scott Moe said. “The United States is one of Saskatchewan’s biggest trading partners, and PNWER’s work on trade is critical to our province’s economic success.”
“Many of PNWER’s current initiatives, such as its work on energy and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), align with Saskatchewan’s goals and priorities,” Cutknife-Turtleford MLA and PNWER President Larry Doke said. “Saskatchewan is proud to be a member of PNWER and to host the summit this year.”
Leaders at the summit will discuss topics such as the USMCA, Indigenous economic development in the Northwest, climate policy, energy innovation and resilience, water policy, invasive species and advances in agriculture technology and livestock health planning.
The province joined PNWER in 2008 and first hosted the annual summit in Saskatoon in 2012. The conference will bring together over 400 provincial and state legislators and private sector representatives.