REGINA - Premier Scott Moe is heading to the airport again, this time for a flight to Houston, Texas.
Fresh off of talks in Ottawa on health care, Moe as well as Energy and Resources Minister Jim Reiter will be in Houston to lead a trade and investment mission. The mission runs from Feb. 8 to 10.
According to the province’s news release, the delegation will meet with key US investors and promote opportunities in the natural resource sector.
Among the plans is to participate in an Investment Forum on Feb. 9 hosted by Pickering Energy Partners. In panel discussions, Saskatchewan will be able to tout its strengths in oil and gas, carbon capture utilization and storage, helium and other critical minerals, and value-added agriculture.
Premier Moe and Minister Reiter are also to conduct bilateral meetings with energy and resource companies and private equity firms.
"Saskatchewan is one of the few jurisdictions that has the ability to help provide food and energy security in a global context," Moe said in a statement. "We will continue telling our province's story to the world to attract investment and sustainably grow our most important job-creating industries."
"Saskatchewan is already a leader in producing the food, fuel and fertilizer that the world needs," Reiter said in a news release. "Our mission in Houston builds on the significant groundwork that past trade missions have laid. It also further amplifies why Saskatchewan is a strong, innovative and attractive jurisdiction for investment."
"Foran is honoured to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan to help champion this truly world-class jurisdiction," said Foran Mining Executive Chairman and CEO Dan Myerson in a news release. "Doing business in Saskatchewan is not only an opportunity to tap into a strong and diversified economy, but also to be part of a supportive and innovative community that values growth and success, and further empower positive social economic development."