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Leduc County works with a variety of local, provincial and national entities to reach our common economic and development goals. Whether you are just starting a new business or are looking to expand, there is a network of organizations ready to help you succeed.

Not sure where to start? Reach out to our team for help navigating regional business supports and resources.

By seeing beyond the possible, Alberta Innovates solves some of the biggest industry challenges. They support research, the growth of business, and help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas.

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ATB Financial provides advice, tools, resources and connections so you can grow your business, your way.

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For the last 28 years, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has established themselves as leaders in the entrepreneurial space by providing a variety of programs suited for women entrepreneurs of all scales. AWE provides capital, connections, and capacity.

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BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada, is a financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises.

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Business link is a government funded non-profit. Our core services are provided in partnership with Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan). They provide support services including the following:

  • Free one-on-one coaching and guidance
  • Market research
  • Resources, guidebooks, and interactive tools
  • Education, training, and networking opportunities
  • Specialized support for Indigenous and immigrant entrepreneurs

Learn more about Business Link

Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.

Get everything you need to succeed with flexible loans, business tools, and support. Their experienced team will give you expert guidance on how to improve your business plan or marketing strategy so that you’re ready for success.

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The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps businesses sell their products and services outside Canada by connecting them with its funding and support programs, international opportunities and its network of trade commissioners in more than 160 cities worldwide. Through their services, and by connecting businesses to other useful Government of Canada programs, they can help businesses grow abroad, even in these challenging times.

With 1,000+ Trade Commissioners in 160+ cities across Canada and the world, they help businesses:

  • get export advice to prepare for international markets
  • assess potential in specific target markets
  • find vetted business contacts
  • resolve business problems

Learn more about the Trade Commissioner Service

The CDEA is a team of people that are passionate about Francophone economic development in Alberta. They aim to be a leader in supporting the economic development of Alberta's Francophonie.

Le CDEA est une équipe de personnes passionnées par le développement économique francophone en Alberta. Ils visent à être un chef de file dans le soutien au développement économique de la francophonie albertaine.

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Leduc County is a shareholder in Edmonton Global. The purpose of Edmonton Global is to radically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

Edmonton Global’s work promotes the region globally and focuses on attracting and retaining business investment and trade.

Edmonton Global is the first ever regional economic development corporation in the region, working to create local, regional, provincial, national, and global partnerships. Edmonton Global collaborates with all levels of government and economic development agencies including Invest Alberta, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Health City, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, and Invest in Canada.

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Edmonton International Airport (YEG), Canada’s fifth-busiest airport, is operated by the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (or Edmonton Airports), a community-based, not-for-profit corporation established in 1990.

YEG serves 8.2 million passengers per year and offers non-stop service to 50 destinations around the world.

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Export Development Canada (EDC) is a Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage.  They equip them with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financial solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. This in turn, creates jobs and increases prosperity at home.

Learn more about Export Development Canada

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

Learn more about Futurepreneur

The Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development supports northern, regional and provincial economic development, attracts skilled workers and promotes safe, fair and healthy workplaces.

They lead efforts to grow Alberta’s economy by supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs and employers, helping recruit and retain workers and promoting safe, fair and health workplaces by:

  • Jobs: helping attract skilled workers and establishing and enforcing Alberta’s employment standards and laws governing the health and safety of Alberta’s workplaces.
  • Economy: supporting Alberta entrepreneurs, businesses and communities to drive growth and job creation.
  • Northern and regional development: supporting the unique economic development needs of Alberta’s various regions, including Alberta’s north.

Learn more about the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Northern Development

Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) works directly with investors globally to start up or scale up in Alberta, Canada. With teams in Calgary and Edmonton along with 11 international locations in key markets, they connect industry, government partners, and economic development organizations and offer seamless services that make it easy for investment to flow into the province.

Established as a crown corporation of the Government of Alberta, Invest Alberta promotes Alberta as an investment destination of choice to investors internationally, attract high-value and high-impact investments to Alberta.

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The Leduc, Nisku and Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber champions managed growth in the local economy and monitors municipal, provincial and federal governments and provides networking and promotion opportunities for members. 

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Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) is the department of the Government of Canada that diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Learn more about PrairiesCan

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