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
MOOSE JAW IS THE HUB OF TWO NATIONAL RAILWAYS Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway and terminus of Soo-Line, a direct link to Minneapolis and Chicago. Moose Jaw is the largest main-line refueling facility on CPR’s North American Network.
MOOSE JAW IS LOCATED HALFWAY BETWEEN CALGARY AND WINNIPEG on the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway #39 connects Moose Jaw to major US markets. Moose Jaw serves the north-south traffic route and is the western
anchor of the Moose Jaw-Regina Economic Corridor. This Corridor is home to the Global Transportation Hub which feeds materials east and west, and to and from the United States.
THE MOOSE JAW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY operates an airfield with runway length of 2,952 feet with proposed 1,000 feet extension. A $3-million expansion of the existing runway has been selected by the province of Saskatchewan as a priority for federal funding under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
The Moose Jaw Municipal airport provides Air transport that is a crucial segment of a transportation hub that contributes to economic and social activities such as tourism, trade, business, and is a unique opportunity to support our NATO training at 15 Wing. The international community understands that safe, rapid, reliable and environmentally-friendly connectivity is essential to realizing the ambitious and visionary plan for the MJMAA, the City of Moose Jaw, and the surrounding industry.
– Greg Simpson, Chair, Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority