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The pandemic pivot: Edmonton businesses retool to join COVID-19 fight

April 8

From masks to sneeze guards, local companies rush to shift production lines

Edmonton programmers launching virtual hackathon to combat COVID-19

March 17

'We're trying to find a silver living in this situation,' organizer Mark Bennett says

Aging Edmonton industrial site converted to small-bay strata units

March 12

Underused warehouse space developed into 100,000-square-foot hub of 13 small-bay strata units for sale

Edmonton biotech firm eyes clinical trials for cancer treatment after cash infusion

December 17

Trials will test genetic medicine technology that delivers drugs directly to tumours

Edmonton sees 26 percent increase in tech jobs over the past five years

December 3

Edmonton’s burgeoning tech industry has seen a 26 per cent increase in jobs since 2014, shows a new report ranking Canadian cities based on tech talent.

It's Not All Oil; Edmonton region's prosperity is coming from all directions and many sectors

November 10

The Latest instalment by Graham Hicks on Alberta's economic future if pipelines are not built.

Grand opening for bridge connecting Aurum industrial hub

September 25

A massive wildlife and creek crossing that promises to reduce train crossing delays and traffic pressure on the Yellowhead Trail to Aurum Energy Park officially opened this Wednesday.

Polykar Announces Plan to Build a New Manufacturing Facility in Edmonton

September 9

Polykar, a leading Canadian manufacturer of flexible packaging including polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liners, today announced it has acquired a site to construct a new state-of-the-art plant in Edmonton, Alberta.

$27 million to support 23 innovative projects across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

September 5

Western Economic Diversification Canada announced over $27 million in new investments for 23 projects across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Funding for these projects is provided through three programs that foster innovation.

Busy as hell: Mega-project fuelling Edmonton steel supplier

September 3

Flying red-hot sparks and humming cranes at Waiward Industrial’s 216,000-square-foot steel fabrication shop in Edmonton signal there’s no shortage of orders.

Edmonton Students Pushing for Waste-Free Menstrual Products (Hempact)

August 27

Hempact in developing biodegradable pads as part of a growing trend to curb waste

Manulife, Panattoni partner to develop Edmonton industrial

August 21

Manulife Investment Management and Panattoni Development Company are partnering on the development of a key parcel of industrial land in the southeast area of Edmonton

Clean energy one of Canada’s fastest growing industries

May 22

The study concluded clean energy accounted for about 3% of Canada’s GDP in 2017, or around $57 billion

Industrial real estate boom on city's edges: Colliers report

April 15

Available land, tax savings and accessibility are spurring an industrial real estate boom on the edges of Edmonton, with the Leduc/Nisku area leading the push, shows the latest industrial development report from Colliers International.

New jobs and investment as Inter Pipeline Ltd invest $600 million in new petrochemical plant east of Edmonton

March 14

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the province would provide $70 million in royalty credits to Inter Pipeline for the project

City of Edmonton Implements a Major Update to Site Facilitation Tool

December 11

Powered by GIS Planning's site location tool, the upgraded website provides immediate access to in-depth information and high-level demographic information to support City of Edmonton's economic investment business facilitation programs.

CAPP Releases - A Competitive Policy and Regulatory Framework for Alberta’s Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Industry

July 20

The report outlines how new competitiveness measures could be created to attract investment and create jobs in Alberta’s oil and natural gas sector, while protecting the high standards already in place for health, safety and environmental regulation.

Emissions Reduction Alberta funding supports in new technology projects to help industry reduce methane emissions

July 7

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has committed $83 million funding to 12 innovative methane-reducing technology projects. 

Alberta offering up to 30% off solar panel installation with $36M program

June 21

The Alberta government announced details Wednesday about the Energy Efficiency Residential and Commercial Solar Program.

Alberta's petrochemical dreams edge closer to reality

May 16

Slowly, but surely, the province’s plan to entice companies to build large petrochemical plants in Alberta is plodding ahead.

Oil-rich Alberta lands energy agreement with Japan

May 5

Alberta said it's in a good position to meet the growing energy demands of expanding Asian economies.

Alberta polytechnics sign agreement with one of China's largest companies during Asia-Pacific trade mission

April 20

NAIT and SAIT to explore Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle training program to support BYD Canada in its delivery of electric buses to Alberta

Alberta backing bioenergy programs

February 10

Oil-rich province continues efforts to diversify the economy