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Trade & Transportation - Provincial Policy

Transportation systems are intrinsically linked to economic development is a self-evident truth. However, there is a growing trend in the transportation planning literature, and in the developed plans of both national and provincial organizations, to consider best-practice for this discipline in terms of multimodal transportation planning.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Trade & Transportation - Federal

Despite recent trade agreements, many barriers continue significantly impede the movement of goods, services and labour between Canadian provinces and territories, creating ongoing uncertainty that harms Canada’s reputation as a secure place to invest and do business.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Trade & Transportation - Provincial Policy

Twinning construction of the remaining (approximately) 220 kilometers of Alberta Highway 3 known as Crowsnest Pass Highway, has been a concern for nearly two decades due to not only safety and efficiency concerns, but also concerns related to stagnating the economic benefits and market access along this corridor. The main benefits that accrue from twinning Highway 3 include safety improvements, time savings for commercial and recreational travel, increased social and economic activities, tourism and agricultural needs.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Trade & Transportation - Provincial Policy

Although Alberta continues to have a very prosperous trading relationship with its neighbors in the U.S. it is the only province in Canada with access to only one 24-hour border crossing with a disparity to the trading relationship and access to adequate border facilities to facilitate efficient trade between Canada and the U.S.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Trade & Transportation - Provincial + Federal Policy

Alberta is Canada’s second most robust provincial economy with the highest GDP per capita and an economy driven by its ability to export products and services. As a result, transportation and logistics plays a critical role in our economy, as it supports a variety of industries across the province. Yet, with one of the best transportation systems in Canada, we still have only one full-service commercial port of entry between Alberta and the U.S.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

Transportation - Provincial Policy

Global commerce is increasingly reliant upon the ability for goods to reach local, regional and international markets. As such, it is imperative to consider the crucial role that transportation networks play in economic development. Current infrastructure in and around Southern Alberta requires serious upgrades and advancements to maintain and leverage a competitive edge in advancing business success in Southern Alberta.

Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce
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