Group Launches Project to Support Business Growth
Press Release: June 3, 2019
A newly formed consortium of business, governments, and service agencies called "Invest Southeast Alberta" is working for future success by ensuring new and existing businesses in Southeastern Alberta have the support system they need to grow and succeed.
The Invest Southeast Alberta partners are launching a project designed to identify and address barriers that might prevent business from growing or taking advantage of opportunity in the region. The Business Retention & Expansion and Workforce Development strategy (BREWD) spans Medicine Hat, Redcliff, Bow Island, Cypress County, and County of Forty Mile.
The BREWD project builds upon the work of numerous partners and sets the stage for increased collaboration and growth in the future.
The project is supported by a $122,500 budget and shared resources provided by contributions from each of the partners. The Province of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.
Invest Southeast Alberta is a consortium that will expand to include a host of other businesses and community stakeholders as this project and others move forward. It currently includes a Leadership team encompassing the following:
How You Can Get Involved
The first phase of the project starts with informing the business community about the benefits of this initiative and how to get involved. Success of this initiative is reliant on business being involved and having a voice. Public information sessions are scheduled for June 19 and June 20, 2019 at the Cypress Club in Medicine Hat. Anyone interested in participating should RSVP by Monday June 17, 2019 by calling Elizabeth Blair at 1.403.528.2824 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.