Business Resources

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

WILD Alberta Tourism


Upcoming Events

  • GROWTH Alberta Board Meeting
    February 27, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 - pm)
    Regular board meeting of the Grizzly Regional Economic Development Society, hosted by the Town of Westlock. Meetings are open to the public, so please feel free to attend one in your area.   Lunch is provided. Please RSVP and/or contact our office for...
  • Wood Waste Recycling Expo
    March 01, 2017 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
    The 2017 Drayton Valley Wood Waste Recycling,Bio Economy Utilization Workshop & Expo.  Hosted at the Clean Energy Centre.
  • Hemp Seed to Sale Information Session
    March 02, 2017 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
    What are the opportunities for hemp from seed to sale.  Listen to experts discuss hemp seed and fibre markets and aopportunities.  Hosted by Barrhead County at Glenreagh Hall.