The first tenant has been given the keys to their unit at the Global Trade and Exhibition Centre, which is found just outside Regina.
This is Phase One of the project and it has been sold out with 120 small- and medium-sized Asian businesses poised to take up residence in the facility.
This is the project that was once slated to go near Dundurn, but it was moved to the Global Transportation Hub outside Regina. And there’s talk of additional phases to come in the future.
This news comes on the heels of Loblaw’s announcing they would be adding to the more than 700-member work force they have staffing the million-square-foot warehouse in the GTH.
For some reason we like to beat up the GTH – the Global Transportation Hub – but that criticism seems misguided, as those who are actually operating there appear to be doing quite well.
You don’t have to look very hard to see that international trade is a big issue on the world political agenda these days and having an international logistics and transportation centre in the province seems like a good idea rather than one to be bashed.