The core functions of the Saskatchewan East Enterprise Region are to develop and deliver programs and services that reflect the fundamental strategic themes of its mandate:
1. Building Regional Economics
Enterprise Regions are built around natural regional economies, which are essentially commutersheds (that suggest a level of economic integration occurring within the region itself) the areas in which people live and/or travel to work, do business, and obtain goods and services. New relationships, new collaboration and new partnerships should be pursued, formed and developed for regional capacity to generate new ideas to increase investment, resources and business is essential.
2. Fostering a Culture of Enterprise and Innovation
Enterprise and innovation are at the foundation of any successful regional economic strategy. Successful regions have a business environment conductive to attracting, creating, retaining and expanding business. Many regions seeking new ways to prosper will be best served by fostering an entrepreneurial climate and pro-business attitude to encourage local business start-ups, innovation, expansions and investment attraction. Enterprise Regions must be investment-ready and move from a reactive to a proactive mode to create opportunities.
3. Building on Competitive Advantages
All regions must be able to identify, assess, improve or create advantages to maintain a competitive position in the face of global markets. An integrated economic, social and environmental approach will capitalize on a region’s natural attributes to sustain and enhance regional wealth.
4. Engaging Leadership in, and Effective Governance of, Regional Economic Development
To ensure that regional development and economic growth are maintained, new leaders within business, communities and organizations must be identified and developed. As well, the Enterprise Region itself must engage leaders and encourage new ideas to effectively govern and co-ordinate the economic development of the Region.