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Regional Economic Outlook

Community Futures

The GROWTH Alberta region is served by two Community Futures organizations (CFs), whose mandates are community and business development. Each CF delivers a variety of services ranging from strategic economic planning, business technical and advisory services, loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), self-employment assistance programs, and support services for entrepreneurs (including youth entrepreneurs and those with disabilities).

Community Futures Tawatinaw Region
Community Futures Yellowhead Region

Chambers of Commerce

The GROWTH Alberta region is also home to several area Chambers of Commerce. These chambers operate as non-profit action organizations designed to meet community or area needs and serve the local business community. Please contact the Chambers through their respective municipal offices, a current contact, or click on the highlighted portion to be directed to their website.

Barrhead & District Chamber of Commerce

Swan Hills Chamber of Commerce:  contact Danny Gosselin by email:

Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce   (including Woodlands County)

Lac Ste Anne and Area Chamber of Commerce

Online Resources

The Business Link is your first stop for business information and services in Alberta.

Canada Business provides tools and services for entrepreneurs from the Government of Canada.
The Business Development Bank of Canada helps to build Canadian business capacity through financing and consulting services.
Alberta Women Entrepreneurs provides women entrepreneurs with advisory services, training, networking opportunities, business loans and referrals to complementary services.
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business provides lobbying and business support services for member businesses across Canada.
The Alberta Business & Economics Research Guide compiled by the University of Alberta Business libraries. Search for articles, find economic updates, statistics, budget & public finance documents and much more.