Moose Jaw's Economic Advantage
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2017 BUILDING PERMITS
$39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)
Grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard
Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan
TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB
Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines
Vast reserves of high quality potash – two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw
KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS
Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare
SASKATCHEWAN’s 2018 POPULATION was 1,169,752
The TRADING AREA of Moose Jaw is 60,000
MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124
Ag-Value Added Processing
Home to national and regional headquarters of some of Canada's leading agricultural processors
Moose Jaw’s primary and utilities industry has been on a roll. The sector posted output growth of 3.6 per cent in 2017 and 2.6 per cent in 2018, thanks in part to the area’s position as a dominant international player in pulse crop production. We expect more of the same as appetite for plant protein continues to increase worldwide. We forecast the industry will post output growth of 2.4 per cent this year.
The positive agricultural outlook will support Moose Jaw’s crop-processing operations, which are central to the local manufacturing industry. Firms like Simpson Seeds and Agrocorp Processing are expected to remain key industry players and big exporters. Both firms have expanded their Moose Jaw operations in recent years.
Outside of the agricultural value chain, potash extraction and processing are also contributing to Moose Jaw’s economy. Even though most mines and processing facilities are not in Moose Jaw, they employ Moose Jaw residents. Overall, local manufacturing industry output will expand by 2.6 per cent this year and by 2.4 per cent in 2020.
Simpson Seeds Major pulse processing plant exporting globally and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The company processes and exports specialty crops and selected seeds after buying from farmers throughout Saskatchewan.
The future is bright for agriculture. The world population has exploded and all these people need food.
– Greg Simpson, President and CEO of Simpson Seeds Inc.
Moose Jaw’s Thunder Creek Pork Plant
Viterra Grain Terminal
Farmers of North America’s Genesis Fertilizer Distribution Super Centre
Alpine Plant Foods
Heartland Livestock Services
THE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY, one of the area’s most important clusters, is seeing rising investment. In particular, farming operations are turning to risk-reducing and capacity-augmenting innovation, while food-processing operations continue to expand in the area…