Regional economic development

Resources are available to help community leaders, industry and business diversify and grow their regional economies.

Regional supports

Resources are available for Alberta communities and regions to support local efforts to diversify and grow their economies, attract investment, and maintain a positive and competitive business environment.

Economic development specialists

Regional Economic Development Services

Our Regional Economic Development Specialists (REDS) have local knowledge of the economic opportunities and challenges facing Alberta’s regions. This allows them to provide economic development practitioners and business service providers with targeted advice and support.

Through one-on-one consultation, regional and community meetings, webinars, and collaborative roundtable discussions, REDS offer the following core services:

•    advisory services and outcome-based planning
•    economic information and best practices
•    pathfinding support
•    tools and resources

Our regional economic development specialists operate out of 10 offices across the province and provide services to all regions in Alberta. Learn more about our specialists and where they are located.

For more information on the economic regions our specialists support, view the REDS regional map.


Connect with the Regional and Northern Economic Development Branch:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Regional and Northern Economic Development Branch
Jobs, Economy and Trades
Commerce Place, 10155 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8