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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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  • Parliamentary secretary Martin Long

    Parliamentary Secretary Martin Long

    Martin Long was appointed parliamentary secretary for small business and tourism on October 3, 2020.



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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

  • Oct 30, 2020

    A new program to turn Alberta into a top global producer of petrochemicals is launching with an aggressive industry-driven strategy to spur long-term international investment and thousands of jobs to the province.  

  • Oct 27, 2020

    Alberta’s government is spending $50 million from the industry-funded Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system to create jobs, grow our clean-tech industry and cut emissions.

  • Oct 23, 2020

    Alberta’s government is supporting research at the University of Calgary that will grow new tech-related industries in Alberta, create jobs across sectors and attract investment.

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