The area showcases some of the most productive lands on the planet, helping drive the local economy. Intensified cropping and livestock production in the area make Moose Jaw a top choice for ag-processing related development.
As a navigation hub, Moose Jaw offers many opportunities for warehousing and distribution. A major trucking distribution centre, all weather highways provide a fast and safe way of transporting freight with three-day trucking service to Montreal, Toronto, and the eastern seaboard, and two-day service to Vancouver and Chicago, with overnight service to Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Minneapolis. International heavy industrial giants have the capacity to locate anywhere in the world but are attracted to the Moose Jaw-Regina Corridor by its many assets, including rail and highway infrastructure, major pipelines delivering natural gas and oil, wide open spaces distanced from urban population, a sustainable supply of water, and proximity to a large workforce.
The world wants more potash and the Moose Jaw area has large reserves of high quality potash. Potash projects need a proven deposit, political stability in the area and solid infrastructure. Saskatchewan is now the world’s most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining. Mosaic Potash Corporation and K+S are two companies with mining operations near Moose Jaw. Canadian Salt Company Ltd. mines commercial and industrial salt near Belle Plaine.
This sector includes diverse production, such as farm equipment, transportation equipment, trailers, petroleum products, glass beads for industrial use, asphalt and concrete batch plants, gravel pits, clothing, jewelry, etc. Major hitters in the area include Terra Grain Fuels, Yara International, Alpine Plant Foods and Moose Jaw Refinery.
15 Wing Moose Jaw is home to the world-class NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC). CAE, a simulation-training-system company, provides flight simulation training and the Air Force trains high-quality pilots on behalf of the NATO Alliance representing dozens of countries from around the world. CAE is the prime contractor responsible for the NFTC program which involves base facilities, delivering ground-school classroom and simulator training, and support of live flying training.
Moose Jaw is committed to encouraging technology companies to grow business and attract high-paying, skilled jobs to our city. We are already a tech-savvy city that uniquely retains its quality of life as a smaller community. Pillars of our existing high-tech sector include world-class companies like CAE, providing aerospace education and training. Newer players on the scene include companies such as Todai, creating cutting edge machine learning and artificial intelligence software. A critical resource is Saskatchewan Polytechnic, our partner in a Memorandum of Understanding on drone training along with CAE and the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority. Future opportunities include attracting precision agriculture research and development in the Southeast Industrial Park.
Moose Jaw’s sunny, windy climate make it a prime location for solar and wind energy initiatives. Sycamore Energy Inc., a leading Canadian renewable energy firm, recently announced the establishment of provincial headquarters in the city citing the high number of annual sunshine hours and the competitive business environment. An Agricorp/Macksun joint venture 10MW solar farm is currently seeking approval for the west side. Moose Jaw sits on a pool of geothermal water with potential for many different applications.
The Crown Investment Corporation (CIC) oversees key utilities, including SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskEnergy and SaskWater. Moose Jaw is Saskatchewan’s first city with a fiber optics with all homes hooked up to infiNet network and business-grade infiNet services – Static IP and Business Connect – to business customers in Moose Jaw’s downtown core offering speeds up to 260 Mbps. SaskPower is committed to building a new natural gas plant in Moose Jaw's Industrial Park, providing opportunities to local and Indigenous suppliers, subcontractors and labour.
This major rural service centre serves a trading area of approximately 60,000 people. Commercial lease rates are relatively affordable, with a significant inventory of premium office space available, for example in the restored historic Ross School with over 34,000 square feet of prime office space. Grayson Business Park has an inventory of serviced commercially-zoned properties (C-3) for sale and 24 acres of unserviced developable commercial land. The City of Moose Jaw has several of 0.5 to 1.6 acre parcels for sale.
Moose Jaw boasts one of the highest numbers of tourist attractions per capita in Canada and tourism contributes over $77 million a year to the local economy.
Moose Jaw serves as a regional health care centre with a major hospital, rehabilitation centre, long term care facilities and outpatient clinics. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital’s 72-bed facility features 4 operating rooms, two procedure rooms and a $3.3M Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus is a technical and trade college training skilled workers for the local and provincial labour markets.