Sustainable Communities, Thriving Economies: Celebrating Economic Development Week

As we celebrate Economic Development Week from May 8-12, 2023, it’s important to highlight the critical role that it plays in Sturgeon County’s success as an internationally competitive and supportive municipality for businesses. Our focus on new growth and innovation has led to a thriving local economy with diverse industries such as aerospace and defence, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and transportation. In fact, over 2,100 businesses have chosen Sturgeon County as their home.

Two adults stand wearing construction gear in a warehouse, boxes can be seen on the left side and a forklift in thebackground on the right overlayed text reading "Over 3% regional employment growth"

Aerial image of afiels, farming crops and a small town image, with overlayed text reading "Over $74M building permit construction value in 2022"

Side view of large storage towers as seen through a metal support structure in redoverlayed text reading "105B GDP generated in the fastest growing region in canada"

Welder works in the image, with overlayed text reading "over 2100 companies are located in Sturgeon County"

Economic development professionals play a crucial role in attracting, growing, and sustaining businesses in the region. They work collaboratively with others to create positive partnerships between governments, businesses, and community organizations. This can be seen in the successful local economies they help to create.

Of course, economic development is not just about creating jobs and attracting investment. It’s also about building strong and resilient communities that can provide a high quality of life for all residents.

This week let’s take time to recognize the hard work and achievements of our local businesses and economic development professionals. By working together, we can continue to build strong and vibrant communities that can thrive in the face of challenges and opportunities alike.

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