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CHANGE OF DATE: Economic Developers Alberta course for Elected Officials
Date will now be June 15 (previously scheduled May 18). This full day course, facilitated by Natalie Gibson, will provide elected officials with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set a clearly defined path for prosperity and gain support from your community. CAEP's course will be held at the Millet Agriplex. Thanks to JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) and Enhance Energy for keeping costs low through sponsorships for the venue and for lunch. Watch your email for Registration!
 Morning AGM
Agenda and Registration Coming Soon!
Sylvan Lake EDO, Amanda Mercer elected to Economic Developers Board!
On behalf of the region, and as a thanks to our regional supporters, a few CAEP Directors and Executive Director are attending EDA as part of our community readiness value.

Educating our board members on economic development not only helps CAEP, but also helps their communities and the region on a whole.

Economic Development is still a relatively young industry and is ever evolving. Our knowledge and skills need to be continuously updated. We at CAEP look forward to connecting with our members at EDA.

We also want to congratulate all the newly elected EDA Board of Directors including Amanda Mercer, Economic Development Officer Sylvan Lake from the CAEP region.
Input Sought on Net-Zero ElectricIty
The Government of Canada is currently seeking input regarding federal regulatory actions to support net-zero electricity generation by 2035. Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC ) has compiled the questions outlined in the Clean Electricity Standard discussion paper for members to provide their feedback.
If you are interested in commenting, please fill out the survey DEC has compiled by Tuesday, April 5 EOD. Or if you prefer, DEC will be hosting an in-person meeting to discuss the Clean Electricity Standard on Friday, April 8 from 12-1:30 pm at our Calgary offices.

For more information, contact Aryn Guthrie, Marketing & Membership Manager             
Decentralised Energy Canada P: 403-542-3992 E:
One of a kind tourism attraction in central Alberta...

Prairie Sky Gondola has announced it wants to build a gondola ropeway, or cable system, in Red Deer. Image contributed by Prairie Sky Gondola showing Sky gondola between Capstone and Bower Ponds.

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 This gondola announcement is great news not only for the city of Red Deer, but for the entire region because another visitor experience will help keep travelers in the region longer.
Central Alberta attractions benefit from more tourism...

Rene Rondeau, executive-director of Tourism Red Deer, is making more videos to market the region on social media. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff. Returning the industry to pre-COVID revenues by 2024 is the goal A new "summer slider ride"...

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$550M secured to help finance ultra-high-speed hyperloop ...

A transportation system that could eventually see people travel between Edmonton and Calgary in about 45 minutes has taken another step forward. Toronto-based TransPod announced Tuesday it has secured US$550 million in financing for its...

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CAEP has been communicating with Transpod for a number of years and watching the project come to life.
It's of prime interest to CAEP's Transportation and Logistics Task Force which works to advance connectivity infrastructure to support broadband, tourism, as well as to address supply chain issues with western Canadian solutions.
Regional Collaboration on Labour
CAEP Releases Workforce Development Strategy
The report is clear that Regional Collaboration is required to diversity the economy and help businesses attract and retain labour.
Collaboration between businesses, economic development organizations, and post-secondary institutions is required to diversify the economy and attract and retain skilled labour. 

That is one of the key recommendations of a recent Workforce Development study commissioned by Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) and funded by Community Futures Central Alberta. 

CAEP Chair, James Carpenter says, “CAEP supports business and industry across central Alberta and thanks to generous funding from Community Futures Central Alberta we’ve been able to identify these strategies to support employers in attracting and retaining quality employees. CAEP values job creators and will build our support by partnering to execute on these strategies.”

Alberta must act now to keep and attract youth to province

'Knowing there's a problem is half the battle. Now we know we have to be more proactive in convincing youth to come to Alberta' Two new studies from the Canada West Foundation show young people are leaving Alberta for places such as Vancouver and ...

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CAEP Mission
Empower our communities to advance sustainable regional economic development.

CAEP Vision
Be recognized across Canada as an innovative and prosperous region. 

CAEP Values
Put communities first
Act with integrity
Provide leadership
Be open and inclusive