Rural economic development engagement

Albertans shared feedback on the plan to promote rural economic development.


Albertans shared feedback through stakeholder sessions and an online survey to identify opportunities that would increase investment and support economic growth in rural Alberta.

This feedback informed the development of a draft Economic Development in Rural Alberta Plan. Targeted stakeholders were invited to meet with government to share additional input on key elements of the draft plan.

Discussions and feedback collected will ensure rural communities have a plan that addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of economic development in rural Alberta.


  • Open

    Online survey closed December 18, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Jobs, Economy and Northern Development

Input received

Online survey

Rural Albertans shared feedback through an online survey from October 27 to December 18, 2021, helping inform the development of the draft Economic Development in Rural Alberta Plan.

Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholders participated in virtual roundtables with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development in 2021 to provide feedback on the draft Economic Development in Rural Alberta Plan.

Stakeholders included:

  • Business and industry
  • Indigenous and Métis business owners
  • Agricultural stakeholders
  • Volunteer associations
  • Financial institutions
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community leaders
  • Economic development organizations
  • Municipal sector


Your feedback helped inform government's Economic Development in Rural Alberta Plan, which sets out a 5-year commitment that guides rural economic growth, reflecting on innovation, diversification, and sustainable, long-term economic development.