Yellowknife, NWT – For the first time ever, an N.W.T resident will be at the helm of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region.
On Wednesday it was announced that Industry, Tourism and Investment Minister David Ramsay was elected president of the organization during its 24th Annual Summit held in Whistler, British Columbia.
PNWER was established to achieve continued economic growth while maintaining and enhancing the natural environment.
We reached Ramsay in Whistler, and asked him what he hopes to bring to the table in his new position.
“It’s just a great opportunity for us to tell the story of the Northwest Territories and Canada’s Arctic and that what happens here matters. We have to continue telling people that the development of the Arctic is very important to other jurisdictions from an economic standpoint. Trade and commerce flows to other jurisdictions in PNWER when it happens in the Arctic.”
Other PNWER members include British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana and Alaska among others.
Ramsay says participation in the organization reflects the priority of the Legislative Assembly to build a strong and sustainable future for the territory built on partnerships.
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