Support Organizations

Connect with organizations that play an integral role supporting economic development.


As the Advocate for Alberta Business, the Alberta Chambers of Commerce are your local resource, championing ideas, harnessing energy and collectively moving forward sensible solutions for small business.

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) provides innovation, research and commercialization services delivering economic and social benefits to Alberta.

AWE is a not-for-profit organization providing tools and resources to help women across the province build successful businesses.

Business Link is Alberta's entrepreneurial hub, a non-profit organization that provides training and one-on-one support to help Alberta entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

Community Futures Alberta

Economic Development Organizations

Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)

Canadian Centre for Community Renewal

Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet)

Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL)

Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC)

An economic development network, EDA provides Alberta businesses with local, national and international networks of economic development tools, resources and contacts.

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

IEDA is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that promotes economic well-being and quality of life for communities.

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC)

REDAs help regions compete more effectively in the global marketplace and improve investment attraction.


Human Services provides employment programs and services in 53 Alberta Works Centres across Alberta

Information and resources about doing business in Alberta and moving to Alberta.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's mission is to foster a growing, competitive and knowledge-based Canadian economy.

The online portal features web applications, tools, information, and data to assist site visitors in making informed business and investment decisions.

The Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour ensures Alberta has a skilled workforce and safe, thriving workplaces to keep growing our economy. Find information about where to look for jobs, job fair locations, training and other tips on finding work in Alberta.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.


To stimulate development and growth in Alberta's industries, Alberta government and industry leaders have developed key business development initiatives in a number of areas.

A list of industry associations that serve key industries in Alberta.


Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMD&C)

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)


Canada West Foundation (CWF)

Conference Board of Canada