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Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!

Central Alberta Access Prosperity

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Access Prosperity is an economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth and foreign direct investment in the Central Alberta region. Representing over 35 municipalities in one of Canada's most prosperous regions, Access Prosperity is a comprehensive network and information resource. All this expertise in one place means Access Prosperity is equipped to answer all your questions about investing in Central Alberta. Learn more

Innotech Alberta

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Innovation and research take place every minute of the day in every corner of the world. One of those corners is Alberta, Canada. A place where government, academia and business are working together to bring great ideas to the world. Whether you're a researcher, an entrepreneur or just an average person with a new idea, Innotech Alberta partners you with the resources you need to crack the nut that keeps you awake at night. Learn more

Red Deer College

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The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM), located on campus at Red Deer College, currently houses $4.2 M in cutting-edge, industry-leading prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment. Since its opening, CIM has seen an overwhelming demand for its services from across the province and has gained a reputation for its approachability, relevant technical expertise and broad industry support capabilities. The CIM helps companies define and develop new products and processes, solve existing manufacturing problems and provides guidance with other business management functions. Join CIM’s long list of satisfied clients and tap into their expertise in developing successful new and improved products and processes. Learn more

Community Future Central Alberta

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Community Futures Central Alberta is a business development centre that controls and manages an investment fund from which they make fully repayable loans (up to a maximum of $150,000) to individuals who are interested in starting or expanding their own businesses. Community Futures Central Alberta also provides entrepreneurial development such as business training, counseling and coaching. Learn more

National Research Council of Canada

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The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization. Working with clients and partners, NRC provides innovation support, strategic research, scientific and technical services. Learn more


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Futurepreneur help aspiring business owners aged 18-39 launch successful businesses across Canada. Futurepreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business. Learn more

Downtown Business Association

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The Downtown Business Association (DBA) is the champion for Red Deer's downtown businesses. The DBA is the voice for downtown businesses, promotes the downtown experience and enhances the safety, cleanliness and attractiveness of the core. Learn more

Central Alberta Economic Partnership

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The Central Alberta Economic Partnership Ltd. (CAEP) is a regional economic development alliance consisting of 35 members and 14 associate members. CAEP works to build collaborative community economic development, and is recognized as both an innovative facilitator of rural economic development and a vital partner in the continued diversification of central Alberta's economy. Our strategies build on our region's existing efforts and successes, and provide a solid direction for future growth in the global market. Learn more

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce

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The Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce is an association of business people and merchants who promote business growth and prosperity in the Red Deer region. Their mission is to enhance business growth and prosperity through leadership and innovation, and strengthening their collective voice on issues affecting business. Learn more

Export Development Canada

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At Export Development Canada, we’ve expanded our focus from helping companies go global to simply help them keep going, no matter their size. We have financial solutions and expert advice to help your company adapt to business as unusual. Visit to learn more, or contact Domenico Pecora at 1-866-337-1547, Learn more

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Land and Economic Development

Peter McGee
Economic Development Officer
Cell: 403-358-2435

Michelle Zeggil
Economic Development Officer
Cell: 587-876-0094

Bre Fitzpatrick
Economic Development Officer

#1, 5000 51 Ave, Red Deer, AB, T4N 3T4