There are many pathways to alternative energy including Solar Energy, Windy, Energy, Biofuels, Geothermal Energy and more. These are potential avenues for business establishment in the Growth Alberta region.
This includes best practices for Agricultural Diversification as the following: Regional Cuisine, Farmers’ Markets, Farm Direct Purchasing, and On-Farm/Ranch Activities (Agri-Tourism) which are revenue generators.
The GROWTH Alberta region is served by two Community Futures organizations (CFs), and four Chambers of Commerce whose mandates are meeting community needs and business development.
The western portion of the GROWTH Alberta region has an active forestry industry centred around Whitecourt and Woodlands County. The key players are innovative and their collaborative business model has them working together to manage the fibre basket.
It is natural that a strong transportation sector exists in the GROWTH Alberta region to support the resource-based economies of forestry, energy, agriculture, gravel extraction, coal, etc. There are over 300 companies operating in GROWTH Alberta region
GROWTH Alberta’s Tourism Committee is focused on creating awareness for the brand within the region, continuing to improve the website, and implementing a marketing plan designed to attract tourists from the greater Edmonton area in the summer season.