On behalf of the Government of Alberta, it is my pleasure to send greetings to the readers of Invest in Alberta magazine.

The Government of Alberta has an important role to play in making sure this province remains one of the best places for job creators, entrepreneurs, visionaries and investors.

Despite the prolonged drop in world oil prices, Alberta is still one of the best places in the world to invest, as we have maintained one of the highest levels of private sector investment in Canada. In fact, per capita investment in Alberta is more than double the national average, and we are on track to hit record levels of investment in a variety of sectors. The jobs and economic diversication these investments contribute to in the short term also mean healthy long-term returns that benefit all Albertans.

Through our Alberta Jobs Plan, we are focused on creating jobs in a diverse economy while continuing to protect the core public services Albertans rely on. Our plan includes the biggest infrastructure build in Alberta’s history, with investments in the schools, hospitals, roads and other facilities our growing population needs.

Our investments are also supporting job creation and innovation in the renewable energy and natural gas sectors, as well as demonstrating that Alberta is one of the best places to do business.

Alberta is home to strong communities, first-rate universities, and thriving health care and innovation sectors. By holding the line on spending, investing in core services and expanding our economy, all investors can be assured of more prosperous times to come.