Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group

Representatives engaged with stakeholders about revitalizing and attracting investment to the Edmonton metropolitan region.


The Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group was established in February 2022 to engage with Edmonton-area leaders, businesses and organizations and get their views on how government can support the recovery and growth of the metro Edmonton economy.

A thriving regional economy sends a signal that Alberta is economically strong and an attractive place to do business.


  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

    Report released April 2023

Who is listening

Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development


The working group engaged stakeholders from across the region, assessed their recommendations, and developed suggested actions about how the government and industry leaders can support the recovery and growth of metro Edmonton’s economy.

These actions will focus on ensuring the metropolitan region remains one of the best places to invest, do business, raise a family and thrive.

The working group has finished their work and submitted its final report to government:


The working group is made up of representatives from numerous sectors:

  • Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain (chair)
  • Lisa Baroldi, president and CEO, BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Edmonton (co-vice chair)
  • Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global (co-vice chair)
  • Glinis Buffalo, owner, Glinis Buffalo Consulting
  • Ashlyn Bernier, COO, SamDesk
  • Joseph Doucet, interim dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Alberta
  • Shalene Jobin, associate professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
  • Hubert Lau, CEO, Trustbix
  • Andrew MacIsaac, CEO, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation
  • Puneeta McBryan, executive director, Downtown Business Association
  • Tina Naqvi-Rota, CEO, Cameron Developments
  • Scott Nye, head of game studio operations, Improbable Canada
  • Marlea Sleeman, associate, Creative Destruction Lab
  • Dave Young, executive vice-president, CBRE


The working group's suggested actions will help inform government on solutions that will attract new investments, grow existing businesses, diversify our economy, and build upon our strengths to ensure that the Edmonton metropolitan region continues to be an economic driver for Alberta and Canada.