Lamphier: Edmonton set to roll lucky ’13

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s regional economy is growing so fast, it might as well exist on another planet.

In a world filled with growing uncertainty, the local economy continues to cruise along, with no sign yet that it’s about to hit the wall.

As the politicians in Washington edge closer to the fiscal cliff and debt-saddled Europe braces for more pain, Edmonton’s regional GDP grew at a heady 4.5 per cent pace in 2012, after surpassing five per cent in 2011.

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