Meet Lloydminster

published by editor on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 10:55

Meet Lloydminster

A brief Introduction to my community

By Dan Hobson

One of the enjoyments I’ve had working in an organization tasked with promoting investment, entrepreneurship and tourism in a bi-provincial community are the adaptations you learn to make. Doing things differently and doing different things is a value within the organization, but better yet its entrenched in the community of Lloydminster, Canada’s only Border City.

Growing up in Ontario I was from another a “border city” next to the US border. When I first learned of Lloydminster’s unique geographic distinction it was hosting Scotia Bank’s Hockey Day in Canada. Having a provincial border through the center of the City is certainly unique and that stuck with me. Fast forward 3 years and my wife and I now call it home.

Lloydminster is a vibrant, young and fast growing community. Truly unique, it is the only city located in two provinces– Alberta and Saskatchewan! As a regional powerhouse, Lloydminster services a trade area that surpasses 150,000 people. Located on the TransCanada Yellowhead Highway 16 and Highway 17, Lloydminster is part of the Ports to Plains Trade Corridor and is well connected coast to coast by a regional airport, CN and CP rail service.

Lloydminster is a place where businesses of all sizes can come and grow. Just recently our locally owned Home Hardware expanded to become one of the largest in Canada! Growth and support is what Lloydminster is about. Lakeland College provides a constant pool of talented workers and opportunities for upgrading. While the Regional Business Accelerator supports entrepreneurs and can cater to businesses at any size looking to expand.

At Lloydminster Economic Development Corporation we work with multiple organizations on a local to federal level to promote a sustainable economy for a thriving and resilient Lloydminster. If you haven’t met Lloydminster yet there is not a better time.  Join us at our next Employee Attraction and Retention Network breakfast or check out our some of the infographics we’ve created to tell our story.

If you do visit be sure to get your two places at once picture!

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