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  • 1. Eastern Alberta Ports to Plains Corridor  Development and Marketing Project
  • 2. Who may be interested: ‐Existing and new businesses along the corridor ‐Trucking Firms ki   i ‐Manufacturing Companies ‐ T i  f Tourists from within and outside of Alberta   i hi   d  id   f Alb
  • 3. “The Corridor Project” “Th C id P j ” Project Description Development and promotion of a north south  transportation corridor stretching from the U.S. border in  the south to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in  the North. Main areas of interest include highways 41, 36, and 63 with  links to the Edmonton‐Calgary corridor to the west with  links to Saskatchewan. li k    S k h
  • 4. Map of “The Corridor” p
  • 5. “The Corridor Project” Project Objectives: 1. Potential to expand “the  Map of  The Corridor Map of “The Corridor” Corridor” for: ‐moving products ‐serving external and  i   l  d  internal tourists ‐attracting investment  for existing and new  business 2. Develop a plan for “the  Corridor” 3. Creation of a sustainable  organization that will  implement the plan 4. Create a definition of  initial activities for “the  Corridor” Plan
  • 6. “The Corridor Project” Ports to Plains Alliance  Membership: In May 2009 Alberta became the  first Canadian member of the “Ports  to Plains Trade Corridor Alliance” a  north south rural development with  members in nine key U.S. States,  including Texas, Colorado,  Oklahoma, Montana, New Mexico,  Okl h  M t  N  M i   North Dakota, South Dakota,  Nebraska, and Wyoming. *www.portstoplains.com
  • 7. “The Corridor Project” 3 Main goals of  Alberta’s Membership: 1. Establish rural trade  development opportunities,  business and community  b i   d  it   growth 2. Establish the Wild Horse  Canada/U.S. border crossing as  a 24 hour a day crossing. 3. Enhance awareness and  business development, trade,  investment, tourism and  partnerships between Alberta  and other Ports to Plains  members for benefit to Alberta  communities and U.S.  colleagues
  • 8. Wild Horse Border A key element of “The Corridor” is the Port of Entry to  the U.S. at Wild Horse and the potential for increased  the U S  at Wild Horse and the potential for increased  economic development in Eastern Alberta that could  result from increased trade and tourism with the  United States. 
  • 9. Thank you www.palliserablerta.com www.braedalberta.com www.albertahub.com