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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.

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 8 offices across the province and provide services to all regions in Alberta. Learn more about our specialists and where they are located.

Regional Economic Development Alliances

Alberta's Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDAs) are independent, non-profit organizations made up of member communities and regional stakeholders. Working together, the members of each REDA promote long-term economic development and prosperity in their region and collaborate on projects that they could not necessarily do on their own. REDAs are supported by the REDS team.

REDA profiles

Economic development specialists

Contact one of our specialists to find out more about the regional economic development supports available to you.

For more information on the economic regions our specialists support, view the REDS regional map (PDF, 3.1 MB).

  • East Central Alberta

    James Tessier, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Spruce Grove
    Phone: 780-815-4036
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    250 Diamond Avenue
    Spruce Grove, Alberta  T7X 0G6

  • Highway 2 Capital Corridor

    Carolyn Smith, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Edmonton
    Phone: 780-427-6512
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    12th Floor Commerce Place
    10155 102 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L6

  • Highway 2 Central Corridor

    Lisa Houle, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Calgary
    Phone: 403-592-8168
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    3rd Floor 639 5 Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0M9

    Carolyn Smith, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Edmonton
    Phone: 780-427-6512
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    12th Floor Commerce Place
    10155 102 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L6

  • Northeast Alberta

    Melonie Doucette, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Fort McMurray
    Phone: 780-743-7147
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    9915 Franklin Avenue
    Fort McMurray, Alberta  T9H 2K4

  • Northwest Alberta

    Victor Solis, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Grande Prairie
    Phone: 780-624-6350
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    3rd Floor Provincial Building
    10320 99 Street
    Grande Prairie, Alberta  T8V 6J4

  • South Alberta

    Selena McLean-Moore, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Medicine Hat
    Phone: 403-529-3113
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    1st Floor Provincial Building
    346 3 Street SE
    Medicine Hat, Alberta  T1A 0G7

  • West Central Alberta

    James Tessier, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Spruce Grove
    Phone: 780-815-4036
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    250 Diamond Avenue
    Spruce Grove, Alberta  T7X 0G6

Contact

Connect with the Industry and Regional Relations Branch:

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

Address:
Industry and Regional Relations Branch
Jobs, Economy and Innovation
12th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L6

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