Strathcona County’s Economic Development and Tourism department continues to serve the business community with a wide range of services.
By supporting through various aspects of entrepreneur support, business retention and expansion, and business development and attraction, this area will see a strong, diversified, and more resilient economy.
Monthly educational opportunitiesare one of the ways we are supporting the business community.
On April 22, business owners and stakeholders are invited to join a webinar on COVID-19 Support Programs – Changes and Income Tax Implications.
Held in partnership with the Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce, the session will see Brad Severin of MoodysPrivate Client LLP leading entrepreneurs through federal and provincial support programs. The free online presentation, from 11a.m. to noon,will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss application processes and program taxation. More information is available atstrathcona.ca/seminars.
With the struggles our business community has faced over the past year, supporting local continues to be of utmost importance. Local businesses are some of the biggest supporters for sports teams, community events and cultural experiences, and it’s important we continue to support them through these tough times. The local economy relies on the strength of the business community and working to support our local entrepreneurs is an ongoing cause.
Did you know the tourism industry has the potential to boost local economies, create jobs, and increase standard of living? With current travel restrictions in place, tourism hasn’tlooked the same as in past years, but more emphasis is now placed on being a tourist in your own backyard.
With the vast space and offerings in Strathcona County, it’seasier than ever to explore your own backyard and discover new places and things to do.
From the Beaver Hills Biosphere to exploring public art installments around Sherwood Park and Ardrossan, there’s always something to discover, while staying safe. With a wide range of local shops and restaurants, it’s a great time to try something new. Follow our weekly itinerary blog,strathcona.ca/blog,forsuggestions on what to see and do in the county.
The countyrecognizes the struggles faced by the business community and continues to search for innovative ways to offer support and assistance. Through facilitating educational opportunities, advocating for local business support and encouraging tourism, the local economy can grow stronger and more resilient to economic shocks.
These are just a sampling of howthe county’s Economic Development and Tourism professionals work to support our local economy. For more information on the programs and services,visit strathcona.ca/edt.
Stay informed and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter that provides up-to-date and relevant information specific to Strathcona County businesses.Contact Economic Development and Tourism by email email@example.com or phone 780-464-8095.
This column was written and provided by Strathcona County staff.