Southern Alberta Economic Development Organizations Partner to Launch Major Alternative Energy Initiative (SAAEP)

Two provincial Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDA) and community-based Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) announced a new partnership today that will focus on making southwestern Alberta a leader in alternative energy production and manufacturing. The leaders of SouthGrow Regional Initiative, Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance, EDL and 36 communities participated in the launch today in Lethbridge where the purpose and opportunity of the newly-formed Southern Alberta Alternative Energy Partnership (SAAEP) was explained. John Kolk, chair of the SAAEP Advisory Committee, said, “We see a vast potential for this region to diversify itself into an alternative energy powerhouse on a global scale and we are confident we have access to the resources, strategies and expertise to ensure that happens.”