Opportunities Overview

GROWTH Alberta is committed to diversifying our regional economy. By researching and promoting new business opportunities, we aim to build stability and sustainability in the communities we serve.

Agricultural Diversification

FarmMeetingGROWTH Alberta has identified a number of opportunities to diversify our region’s large and productive agricultural base. Many small-scale agricultural operators in the region have the potential to create new lines of income by expanding their value-adding activities and increasing their participation in the marketplace.

GROWTH Alberta is currently focused on promoting several means of agricultural diversification:

  • Regional cuisine features
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Farm-direct purchases
  • On-farm/ranch activities and agri-tourism


Alternative Energy

DieselTrailerAs a highly productive agricultural region with diverse energy needs, GROWTH Alberta also recognizes significant potential in adopting new alternate energy technologies and creating a regional alternate energy industry. GROWTH Alberta is working to increase regional awareness of and confidence in alternate energy opportunities; increase regional capacity to pursue alternate energy opportunities; and increase communication and peer support amongst persons with an interest in alternate energy.

As part of these aims, GROWTH Alberta has assembled basic information on several alternate energy topics representing significant opportunity for the region:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Household energy efficiency
  • Biofuels



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.