Friday, June 19, 2009

Come to Edmonton

The elite of Edmonton bankers made their way to Toronto to lure finance specialist and, hopefully, more capital to Alberta.

"Alberta is going to be generating a lot of investment potential in the next 20, 30 years, so we think it's important to have a homegrown financial services industry," says Ron Gilbertson, president and chief executive of Edmonton Economic Development Corp.

Edmonton, Alberta already has $135 Billion, no not million, being managed out of the city. The city has already attracted a lot of capital but now needs savvy professionals to handle and grow it.

"We have the whole ball of wax," Mr. Mowat says. "All of the opportunity is there."

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