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Lethbridge economy “firing on all cylinders” for past two years

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Lethbridge continues to see healthy economic growth.

That, according to the Conference Board of Canada which released its mid-sized cities report Tuesday.

It shows Lethbridge’s economy has fired on all cylinders the past two years, expanding by 5.8% in 2017 and 5.1% in 2018.

Officials say the strong performance can be partially attributed to having a reasonably diversified economy.

The report also highlights jobs growth of 2,900 in the most recent year, led by gains in construction, personal services and information as well as cultural industries, which includes tech-based employment.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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