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Regional Development Toolkit

Alberta HUB Regional Development ToolkitOne of Alberta HUB’s goals is to assist communities in Economic Development. Below you will find a series of links that will assist you in learning more about the Alberta economy along with unique service offerings from associations, networks and post secondary institutions.

This web tool provides access to forecasts of the Alberta Economy, analysis of current economic conditions, population projection scenarios and quantitative economic impact analysis of major developments within the Province of Alberta.

For additional economic development information and resources, please see the Economic Development section of the Provinces of Alberta website.  Community Economic Development Tools

Economic Development Governance Toolkit

The Alberta Regional Development Branch, in collaboration with the Northern Alberta Development Council and the Economic Developers Association of Alberta, conducted the Economic development Practitioners – Leading Survey. From the results a “BEST PRACTICE TOOLKIT” that contains a series of resources and reference materials addressing the following top 10 Leading Practice Categories..........

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Alberta HUB  Communications and Media Relations
Alberta HUB   Business Retention and Expansion 
Alberta HUB  Strategic Planning
Alberta HUB  Business Development
Alberta HUB  Marketing and Promotion
Alberta HUB  Opportunity and Identification Analysis
Alberta HUB  Market Intelligence
Alberta HUB  Investment Attraction   
Alberta HUB  Industry Sector Development / Diversification Strategies 


Click here to access the Tool Kit online


Economic Overview (sample resources include the following links)

~ Alberta Ministry of Finance and Enterprise

~ Regional Economic Development Alliances

~ Alberta Canada

~ Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

~ The Conference Board of Canada

~ Department of Finance Canada

Potential Sources of Project Funding  (sample resources include the following links)

~ Community Economic Development Funding Resources

~ Rural Alberta Development Fund

~ Community Futures Network Alberta 

Resources and Training  (sample resources include the following links)

~ Community Futures Network Alberta

~ Economic Developers Alberta

~ The Economic Developers Association of Canada

~ International Economic Development Council

~ University of Waterloo

~ Cape Breton University