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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.

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Our responsibilities

Leading efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and job creators, attracting investment, growing trade, strengthening Alberta’s key sectors and ensuring Alberta has an innovative and competitive business environment by:

  • overseeing the implementation of Alberta’s Recovery Plan
  • supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation
  • attracting, retaining and expanding investment in Alberta
  • enhancing trade and export development
  • optimizing Alberta’s innovation system to support economic growth
  • creating the conditions for growth and diversification of Alberta’s primary and emerging industries

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 partners 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 job creators, and promote the development of Alberta’s primary and emerging sectors, including tourism.

Latest news

  • Sep 21, 2020

    Alberta taxpayers are funding new research projects that will attract job-creating investment and promote innovation in energy and agriculture.

  • 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.

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