Economic Development (or Ec Dev for short) is an essential function of any municipality. Simply put, the role of Ec Dev is to enhance the well-being of communities by developing strategies and implementing programs that support local businesses. Ec Dev is not a new concept; it’s a mandate that all levels of government pursue with varying degrees of success. What is new, however, is the collaborative route Lac Ste. Anne County and the Town of Onoway have taken via its aptly-named Partners in Progress initiative.

Partners in Rural Alberta's Progress

Following years in the research and planning stages, some of the practical applications of this regional think tank have been launched. Available on the Partners in Progress website, these new resources are tailor-made for the Lac Ste. Anne region, and are free for use by any local businesses looking to grow. Most exciting of all, these are just the first offerings in a suite of resources being developed by the Steering Committee. Regional businesses are encouraged to take advantage of these resources and to return often to see what’s new as the Partners in Progress program gains momentum in the weeks and months to come.

The Economic Development Roadmap

Explore the document that guides the activities of the Onoway/Lac Ste. Anne Partnership. Click Here to download a PDF version of "On Our Way to Endless Opportunity: An Economic Roadmap."