New car sales growth is booming in Saskatchewan compared to last year.
This isn't the best year that Saskatchewan has ever seen. It is however a big jump from last year, which shows that the economy is definitely picking up in the province.
"I took a look at the numbers and we're upwards around 20 per cent better than we were last year same period to date," said Jeff Tosczak, Sales Manager and Owner of Great Plains Ford in Weyburn. "So we're pretty happy this year with what's happening so far."
The growth of 20 per cent for Great Plains Ford is five per cent higher than Saskatchewan's provincial average growth. Which shows that Weyburn's economy is far from being on the lower end of the spectrum for the province.
"This whole thing with the announcement of Weyburn being the number one place to live in Saskatchewan and the fifth best place to live in Canada," said Tosczak. "It certainly does no harm to attracting employees, and quality employees to move here from out of town if need be."
So far 2017 has been a huge year for Weyburn and it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
"Weyburn is certainly a great place to raise kids," said Tosczak. "I know I just love that I get to raise my kids in Weyburn. I always feel safe and secure here, and it's a beautiful place to live."
According to the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association, Saskatchewan saw a growth of 15 per cent over last year’s numbers for the first five months of the year.
Alberta came in second at 12.5 per cent, followed by Manitoba at 10.6 per cent, and British Columbia at six per cent.
Ontario came in fifth at 5.1 per cent. The national average was 4.7 per cent.