Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy to grow and diversify Alberta business
Premier Rachel Notley has named Joseph Doucet, Dean of the University of Alberta’s Alberta School of Business, as the chair of the new Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy.
The 10-member Committee will provide independent, expert advice to the Premier and government as it works to support Alberta’s job creators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. The panel includes members from industry, academia, non-profit, labour, research and innovation.
“Our government is proud to partner with these well-respected individuals to provide leadership and partnership as we work to grow and diversify our economy. We are focused on a strong plan to create jobs, support small businesses and expand trade. This new advisory committee will help ensure Alberta is recognized nationally and internationally as the best place in Canada to start and grow a business.”
The Committee will provide ongoing advice, directly to the Premier, on promoting and supporting the competitiveness and resiliency of Alberta’s economic sector. The panel will also provide advice on diversification initiatives that identify, promote, and develop non-energy related economic activity, innovation, and job creation.
“I very much look forward to working with the members of the advisory committee and the Premier on economic issues and challenges that impact all Albertans. A robust, diverse and sustainable economy can benefit all Albertans and the committee’s collective experience, knowledge and commitment to Alberta will be put to good use in support of Alberta’s future.”
The Premier and the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education will meet quarterly or as required with the Committee. Committee membership includes volunteer senior level executives. These appointees receive no remuneration other than reimbursement of Committee related travel and expenses.