Prominent Albertans declare Alberta Enterprise Group open for business
June 21, 2007
Edmonton: Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) – a newly created public policy advocacy group – officially launched its operations today.
“AEG will be a leader in promoting forward-thinking policy solutions and will challenge all levels of government to make common sense decisions in the public interest,” stated AEG President Tim Shipton. “Great things are happening in Alberta and we want as many people as possible to be a part if it. We can not be complacent, now is the time to leverage our success into lasting, long-term economic wealth.”
Founded by a blue chip group of economic leaders, AEG came together in the public interest to work towards lasting prosperity in Alberta. This can only be done by promoting balanced economic growth, efficient government services, open and accountable government practices, supporting strong Alberta communities and setting long-term goals with a vision and plan to meet them.
The Chairman of AEG is Mr. Cal Nichols. Mr. Nichols is best known for his leadership role to ensure the National Hockey Leagues Oilers remained in Edmonton. He currently serves as the team’s Chairman and Governor.
“Alberta has been a great place for our members to live and work. AEG has created a vehicle to give back to our province and to help Alberta realize its vast potential,” said Nichols. “There are many business and investment opportunities available in our province and it is important that we all remain focused on quality of life issues for Albertans.”
AEG will affect public discourse by: organizing forums, conferences and lectures; engaging the media in its activities; providing a platform for conversation between business and political leaders; producing new and forward-thinking research on public policy issues; building relationships with like-minded groups and individuals.
Edco group of companies President and Owner, Murray Edwards is excited to be a part of AEG. “There is great work to be done in Alberta. Our group will use our collective experience in business and community life to help make Alberta a better place,” said Edwards. “We need bold, innovative ideas to be embraced by government, and together with business turn these opportunities into reality for Alberta.”
Through their various companies, members of Alberta Enterprise Group collectively employ over 20,000 people and generate several billion in economic activity each year. AEG members are committed leaders, with a proven track record of giving back to the community and province through charitable, community-based initiatives.
Alberta Enterprise Group members represent the following industries:
Accounting, advertising, automotive, building supply, computer software, construction, distribution, electrical, financial services, grocery, hi-tech medical, home building, insurance, legal, oil and gas, manufacturing, communications and marketing, real estate, restaurant, steel, transportation.
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