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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

Community resources and tools

A rapidly changing global economy requires a local response. This has spurred economic development initiatives in communities across the province. Resources and tools are available to help community leaders create and implement an economic development plan for their local area.

Explore the Community Economic Development website to:

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 (JPEG, 3.8 MB).

  • Edmonton Region

    Laura McGowan, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Edmonton
    Phone: 780-427-6657
    Email: [email protected]

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

  • South West Alberta

    Linda Erickson, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Lethbridge
    Phone: 403-381-5482
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    105 Provincial Building
    200 5 Avenue S
    Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 4L1

  • Calgary Region

    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

  • South Central Alberta

    Dawna Allard, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Red Deer
    Phone: 403-340-5302
    Email: [email protected]

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    2nd Floor Provincial Building
    4920 51 Street
    Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 6K8

  • South East 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

  • North East 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

  • North Central Alberta

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

    Address:
    Regional Economic Development Services
    Jobs, Economy and Innovation
    New Park Place
    5201 44 Street
    Bonnyville, Alberta  T9N 0H1

  • North West Alberta

    Kamie Currie, Regional Economic Development Specialist, Grande Prairie
    Phone: 780-296-4986
    Email: [email protected]

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

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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