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    Minister Tanya Fir

    Tanya Fir was appointed Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism on April 30, 2019.

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Alberta’s film industry will be able to attract more productions and opportunities with the launch of the new Film and Television Tax Credit.

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The newly streamlined Alberta Export Expansion Program reduces red tape for local businesses looking to expand around the world.

A 10-Year Tourism Strategy is being developed in partnership with Travel Alberta to grow Alberta’s tourism sector.

An Innovation Capital Working Group has submitted its final report to government with options on how to attract new investment in Alberta’s early-stage technology companies.

A $75 million investment and growth strategy is being developed to lead investment growth in priority sectors that both drive and enable Alberta’s economy.

Key information

  • The economic dashboard compiles Alberta’s most important indicators for business.
  • The regional dashboard provides data on living, working, investing and doing business in Alberta’s diverse regions.
  • Alberta Major Projects is an inventory of private and public sector projects in Alberta valued at $5 million or more.
  • Financial support for initiatives led by communities, regions and municipalities that promote economic growth.

Our responsibilities

Building a resilient, robust and dynamic Alberta economy. The ministry ensures outcomes are achieved by:

  • supporting businesses and private sector job creators
  • enhancing access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses
  • supporting the development and sustainability of Alberta’s tourism industry
  • coordinating and leveraging research and innovation to increase the commercialization of Alberta ideas and meet the needs of Albertans
  • facilitating export development and investment attraction from targeted international markets and marketing Alberta as a world-class tourism destination
  • enhancing Alberta's national and international presence
  • leading Alberta's negotiations on international trade agreements

In focus

Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.
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Promoting Alberta beyond our borders

We are focused on attracting investment to the province, building international partnerships, showcasing our talents around the globe, helping Alberta companies access international markets, and promoting our province as a world-class tourism destination.

Encouraging research and innovation

We’re connecting Alberta’s innovators with the right partner to help them bring new technologies to market and position our province as a leader in research and innovation.

Economic development

We’re working with partners across the province to encourage economic growth, support the success of Alberta entrepreneurs, and promote the development of Alberta’s tourism industry.

Latest news

  • Aug 07, 2020

    Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism Tanya Fir issued the following statement on today’s Labour Force Survey from Statistics Canada:

  • Aug 05, 2020

    Albertans have more opportunities to support local farmers and explore their own backyard this summer with Open Farm Days events taking place across the province.

  • Jul 31, 2020

    Alberta’s government has provided businesses with more than $25.7 million since the Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant was launched one month ago.

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