With a common goal of growing Saskatoon’s economy and creating wealth for the region, everyone’s voice matters to the NSBA. We remain true to our core principles of common sense, integrity, efficiency and safety. We will lobby any level of government on any issue that our members identify as one worth pursuing.
Founded by entrepreneurs and driven largely by an entrepreneurial spirit, the NSBA is known for rolling up its sleeves and getting things done. The NSBA is focused on its members’ interests as it works with governments, regardless of their political stripe and other organizations. Our reputation means that our involvement and leadership are regularly sought on issues that affect the business community, particularly in the owner-managed business community.
The NSBA works with its Policy Committees (made up of volunteers from the NSBA membership) to develop policies that are in the membership’s best interests – and, by extension, the business community – and actively seeks the opinions and guidance of members while lobbying on specific issues.
The current top five initiatives for the organization, developed in conjunction with our membership, include:
The NSBA supports “best value” procurement principles. The NSBA continually works to ensure that the Province and the City employ these principles fairly and accurately as intended in their policy.
Indigenous Economic Inclusion
The NSBA supports the inclusion of indigenous peoples in the economy in line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92. The NSBA supports efforts to educate and assist the industry in achieving economic reconciliation.
We support policy, legislation, and industrial activity regarding energy & resources that have a positive economic impact on the province while being environmentally responsible.
The NSBA supports the development of the Saskatoon Freeway and north river crossing around Saskatoon and creating a downtown development/entertainment district. The NSBA will provide continual feedback to the City and Province to ensure that these projects meet the goal of making Saskatoon a more attractive place to live and do business.
Civic and provincial budget reviews to ensure that government spending is in the best interests of businesses and taxpayers, including monitoring for accountability purposes and promoting the modernization of government processes. Key to this initiative is our annual pre-budget civic taxation review, which has been well-received by the City and continues to help improve the transparency of the civic budget.