The partnership of Community Futures Alberta Southwest, Alberta Southwest Regional Economic Development Alliance (Alberta SouthWest) and Community Futures Crowsnest Pass, has launched a new online presence, www.InvestSouthwestAlberta.com.
The website’s purpose is to serve as a gateway and a catalyst to regional business investment. The initiative is the second phase of a program which began in 2014 entitled “Bringing Investment Home” which has engaged and received input and support from all 16 municipalities which make up Alberta SouthWest region.
InvestSouthwestAlberta.com is one of several tools that function to build capacity in the region, to diversify the economy, attract investment and expand business opportunities. The region’s three leading industry sectors, Agriculture, Renewable & Alternative Energy and Tourism, and the growth opportunities that lie within them, are highlighted on the website.
The site is designed to be the first stop for five primary audiences:
- Site selectors
- Land developers
- Businesses seeking Investment to expand, or that hold a business investment opportunity, and
- Businesses seeking to relocate to the region
According to James Tessier, the Project Coordinator, “the features and functionality of the site are designed with these audiences in mind. The resources on the site will also be an additional tool for municipalities and economic development officers to utilize when attracting investment to their communities”.
This website, which is enhanced by downloadable pdf content, builds upon the identified need to improve access to accurate information about southwest Alberta’s identified economic growth and investment opportunities.
The site targets six topics to accomplish its mandate:
- A Regional Profile
- Community Profiles
- Industry Profiles (the three leading regional sectors)
- Qualified Investment Opportunities
- Regional Business Success Stories, and
- Resources for Investors and Businesses
Visit www.InvestSouthwestAlberta.com or phone 1-800-565-4418.