Economic Development Newsletter - March 23, 2020
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Economic Development will be sending more frequent updates by newsletter. We aim to bring you the latest information on programming and policy to help guide your business through this difficult time.
Programming and Funding Available to You
We have been working diligently to compile a list of programs and potential funding available to your business and employees. Please visit our website for further details.

Currently, we are still awaiting specific details on how to apply for many of these programs, but it was announced that the application period will begin in April through your MyAccount with the CRA for many of the programs.
Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) FREE COVID-19 Webinars
EDA is offering a free webinar series to connect community leaders every Wednesday at noon. These webinars are focused around mitigating the economic downturn from the Pandemic. Additionally, featured guest speakers from various organizations like the Business Development Bank of Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada will speak to how they're able to help small-and-medium sized businesses weather the storm.

Business Surveys
Two organizations are currently conducting surveys to gauge the feelings of business owners at this point in time. The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce is collecting results for our region, while the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is collecting results on a Province level.
Shop Local Chamber Campaign
The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce has launched a new Shop Local campaign, and has asked us to share the following:

Shop Local is more critical than ever! We all need to support our local businesses and services more than ever! Ever dollar spent locally goes back into our community!

The Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce understands how devastating the pandemic is for business and is here to help:

  • Chamber staff are always available via email (sparry@gprchamber.ca) and phone (780) 963- 4545, Monday through Friday; the physical office will not be open to the general public.
  • For business emergencies, please feel free to call Sarah Parry at (587) 921-8558.
  • The “Shop Local” program will be enhanced to assist local businesses. Please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber with your opening hours, if you are offering deliveries, or if you are a restaurant and have closed your doors however are offering take-out/delivery services. Please let us know and we will market your business during this time.

The Chamber will help in any way they can. Please do not hesitate to contact them; please do not forgot to tag the Chamber in any of your Facebook posts (@GreaterParklandChamber), and remember their Hot Deals and Member2Member page on the website.
Bids, Proposals, and Tenders
We are continuously focused on supporting our business community and identifying opportunities available to them.

Follow the link below for the Town's SIX current competitions.

Interactive Business App
We've been working on an exciting new project to help promote businesses in Stony Plain, and we'd love to introduce the Interactive Business App!


We are currently in Beta mode with the program, so please don't hesitate to email us for any changes or feedback.
YETI Applications Now Open!
The Youth Entrepreneurs Training Initiative (YETI) is officially accepting applications! This Community Futures program brings together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from Stony Plain and area. Open to high school students, entrepreneurs will receive seed capital to launch their dream summer job as their own boss. Find out more about this initiative and how to apply on their website.
Looking for Land or a Building?
In an effort to help further connect entrepreneurs with property options in Stony Plain, the Town has created an online profile for available commercial and industrial properties.

Please share the link below with anyone looking for a new location. If you have a commercial or industrial property in Stony Plain that is for lease or for sale and you would like it added to this page, please forward the details by email.


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