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    Minister Doug Schweitzer

    Doug Schweitzer was appointed Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation on August 25, 2020.

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Accomplishments

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Alberta’s film industry is attracting more productions and opportunities with the Film and Television Tax Credit.

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A $75-million Investment and Growth Strategy will guide actions targeting investment growth in priority sectors that both drive and enable Alberta’s economy.

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

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

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

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

An ambitious strategy to create jobs, build and diversify.
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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

  • Sep 18, 2020

    Alberta’s government is supporting artificial intelligence and machine learning, with $9 million in funding for the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii).

  • Sep 17, 2020

    Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer and Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer issued the following statement on the World Juniors 2021 and 2022 tournaments being played in Edmonton and Red Deer.

  • Sep 17, 2020

    A government-wide strategy will create jobs and drive investment and diversification in Alberta, while a new consultation will modernize intellectual property in the province.

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