Saskatchewan’s emerging rare earth element (REE) industry has the potential to grow the provincial economy within the next 10 years, according to an expert at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).

“The impact will be huge,’’ says Dr. Muhammad Imran, Vice-President Rare Earth Element Division at SRC. “It will mean jobs. There will be indirect impacts in terms of supplies of equipment from manufacturing industries, the piping industry, the electrical industry, the trucking industry. It will have a very solid impact on the growth of all those industries.’’