The Economic Development Department focuses on helping Red Deer’s existing businesses access larger markets, attracting new businesses and investment into Red Deer and finding innovative ways to keep businesses in Red Deer. The Economic Development Department also focuses on economic diversification and creating a climate for economic growth and job creation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Economic Development Department can put you in contact with organizations that can help you market and sell your products in foreign markets, or help your innovative product be ready to get to market. They can also help you find locations in Red Deer for your business or provide statistical information to aid in business planning decisions.
You can find information in numerous places. The Red Deer census is located on the Red Deer website and can provide information on Red Deer specifically. This census is conducted by The City of Red Deer. You can find Central Alberta regional information through the Central Alberta Regional Partnership website in the form of their incubator reports. There is also an endless supply of information on the StatsCan website.
Depending on the location and activity of your business there are different licenses or permits you may need. Contact The City of Red Deer’s Inspections and Licensing Department at 403-342-8190, firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link.
Community Futures Central Alberta offers many programs for startup businesses. Check their website for more information.