Originally Posted by chris
Saskatoon is ahead by a good 10% of Regina's population...and it's been ahead for about 20 years now. Does Regina simply have more head offices??
10% when you consider cities the size of Regina and Saskatoon isn't really all that much.
And yes, I would say Regina has more head offices. Saskatoon has Potash Corp and Cameco being their two largest (both of which began as crowns before being spun off)...
Regina has pretty much all head offices of the crown corps (although Saskatoon does have some office, but mostly on a regional level), as well as Co-operators Life Insurance Company, Viterra, FCC (large federal crown), and soon to be Mosaic Potash.
Regina also had the benefit of the Hill Family. During the time that Regina had a much larger population than Saskatoon, the Hill Family was very prominent in development and they got quite rich from it... That wealth has given them the ability to continue to be a large reason for development in Regina. Saskatoon to my knowledge never had such a development group/family with a loyalty to their city. At least I don't remember hearing of any while I lived there for the first half of my life.