In this time of economic turbulence, every community has a strong desire and is eager for new investments that will create well-paying, long-term jobs. The M.D. of Foothills has a bold new proposed project that will do just that.
The Prairie Sky Resource Centre will bring tremendous opportunities to the region in job creation, a broader employment base, increased business possibilities and economic spin-offs.
Prairie Sky will create direct and indirect jobs, both in construction and operation of the facilities. These permanent, quality jobs will result in substantial direct and indirect benefits as employees and the business itself spend locally, supporting the local economy in the M.D. of Foothills.
“We expect that many people who work at our facility will also live in this area, send their kids to school, and shop locally,” said Mike Gladstone, Project Manager. “The Prairie Sky Resource Centre will purchase many supplies and services locally, providing a major economic boost to the region.”
BFI Canada expects to create at least twenty-eight direct jobs at the Prairie Sky Resource Centre. These will be high-value positions such as heavy equipment operators, resource recovery sorters and scale operators. The range of opportunities will be diverse, with positions from the operation and management of the facility to the Interpretive Centre.
Beyond direct job creation, the millions of dollars in construction and operating expenditures at Prairie Sky will result in many more indirect jobs. Those working at the facility as well as those who will use the facility will contribute to the local economy as they travel regularly to the site and purchase gas, food, repairs and other goods and services.
“In addition to these jobs, as a major business in the area Prairie Sky will add significantly to the property tax base of the M.D. of Foothills,” Mr. Gladstone said. “Once established, we will be in the community for decades to come, becoming a social and an economic cornerstone in the region.”
The project must be approved by Alberta Environment and the M.D. of Foothills. BFI Canada will file the application for Prairie Sky very shortly, outlining its detailed plans for helping Alberta to meet its resource recovery goals while safe-guarding the environment – and bringing long-term, high-quality jobs to the region.
“We know this will be a win-win for the community and the province,” concluded Mr. Gladstone. “We are eagerly looking forward to filing our application and working with residents to bring this project, and these jobs, to life.”
Further questions about jobs and the economic impact of Prairie Sky can be submitted via comment forms at www.prairieskycentre.com or through the toll-free phone number (403-684-3621).