A wide range of businesses, both large and small, call Lac Ste. Anne County home. In addition to encompassing our business directory, this section showcases the County programs and Services designed to encourages regional businesses growth and development.
If you're a business owner, or thinking about starting a business, contact us today to learn how we can help.
Effective January 2015, Lac Ste. Anne Council adopted a Business License Bylaw. The old system of issuing Business/Development permits created a difficult situation from a planning perspective. The business license was tied to the land rather than the business, potentially limiting the protection of County infrastructure and property rights of others.
Additionally, the new business license bylaw allows the County to collect information on businesses to allow economic development efforts to be focused on the strengths of business already operating successfully in the region.
Why the need for a Business License Bylaw?
- Businesses with an old business license/development permit will receive a complimentary 2015 business license.
- Licensed businesses will benefit from the economic development efforts of Lac Ste. Anne County.
- The business license fee is $50 annually and used exclusively to administer the program and fund economic development.
- Many business types are exempted from the business license bylaw including farming, market vendors, most non-profit organizations (e.g. Avon, Pantry Chef, Scentsy), and many others. The full list of exemptions is included in the bylaw
Business License Application Forms and Information
In the April/May issue of Home and Land Edmonton Magazine, an article written by Michael Warford highlighted the many attractions of Lac Ste. Anne County. Take a look.
GROWTH Alberta, a Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) helps small business and communities. The members of GROWTH Alberta work collectively, as a region, to achieve economic and social environments in which sustainable, diversified, and regional growth is realized.
WILD Alberta promotes travel and tourism in our region and has a magazine publication available at local venues throughout the region.
Lac Ste. Anne County's tourist attraction hidden gem: George Pegg Botanic Garden.
Lac St. Anne is accepting applications from individuals in the agricultural industry and from a young entrepreneur interested in becoming a member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee. The Economic Development Advisory Committee acts as an advisory body to Council on matters relating to the long-term economic health of the communities. Its decisions will have an impact on developers, citizens, business and industry and will help to shape Lac Ste. Anne County and its business communities. Support economic vitality and development and make recommendations on: Business attraction and expanding the commercial, retail and overall economic base of the community, etc. Economic Development Advisory Committee members will be appointed for a two (2) year term and are compensated for their mileage as based on the County’s mileage rate as well as a per diem rate as set by the County Council.
- 18 years of age or older
- A keen interest of business development, attraction and business retention
- Ability to commit to monthly meetings held during the day
- A willingness to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct
- Previous experience on a committee or chamber of commerce would be an asset
Applicants can send a resume including information on availability, references and contact information to Lac Ste. Anne County, attention Economic Development.