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Text Descriptions for Western Economic Partnership Agreements

Figure 1: Western Economic Partnership Agreement Logic Model.

The Outputs for the Logic Model are investments in support of projects meeting one of the five Western Economic Partnership Agreement's Strategic Priorities.

The first Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Strategic Priority is support creation and growth of knowledge-based R&D and Business Clusters.

The second EPA Strategic Priority is increase value-added production in traditional industries.

The third EPA Strategic Priority is enhance business productivity and competitiveness.

The fourth EPA Strategic Priority is support trade and investment promotion.

The fifth EPA Strategic Priority are other strategic priorities negotiated with individual provinces.

The five Western Economic Partnership Agreement's Strategic Priorities link to outcomes in seven WD Program Sub-Activities of Technology Research and Innovation; Technology Linkages; Knowledge Transfer; Technology Adoption and Commercialization; Improve Business Productivity; Market/Trade Development; and Foreign Direct Investment in WD's Program Activity Architecture (PAA).

These seven sub-activities also link to outcomes in three WD Program Activities of Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Community Economic Planning, Development and Adjustment in WD's PAA.

The WD strategic outcome as a result of these linkages is the western Canadian Economy is Developed and Diversified.

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Figure 2: The Logic Model for Western Economic Partnership Agreement's Provincial Priorities

The Outputs for the Logic Model are investments in support of projects meeting one of the four provincial Western Economic Partnership Agreement's Strategic Priorities.

The first provincial EPA Priority is Alberta, which increases rural innovation and capacity to commercialize technologies, products and services objective within the federal Research & Development priority).

The second provincial EPA Priority is Manitoba, which promotes economic development through Tourism Opportunities.

The third Provincial EPA Priority is Saskatchewan which develops and diversifies regional communities.

The fourth Provincial EPA Priority is British Columbia, which promotes economic diversification in regions and communities.

The provincial priorities link to five WD Program Sub-Activities of Community Innovation, Market/Trade Development, Industry Collaboration, Community Planning, and Community Development in WD's Program Activity Architecture (PAA).

These five sub-activities also link to outcomes in three WD Program Activities of Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Community Economic Planning, Development and Adjustment in WD's PAA.

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