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Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation
On November 28, 2017, the Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (WBEDC) was established to provide leadership for the region’s economic growth strategy. Learn more about the WBEDC by viewing the November 28, 2017 meeting Council Report and Presentation at rmwb.ca/council.

The Economic Development branch facilitates the development and implementation of the region’s economic development strategies while striving to be responsive to the economic interests and needs of residents, enterprises, organizations and communities throughout the Municipality.

The branch supports the creation of a sustainable and diverse business environment through innovative business attraction, development and retention strategies that support a growing and developing region while promoting the Municipality as a great place to live, work, visit and invest.

Economic Development comprises the following branches:

Development Integration and Research

The Development Integration and Research branch oversees the gathering and distribution of relevant information about the local economy and interfaces with internal and external clients regarding matters related to commercial and industrial development, economic incentives and work force.

Regional Initiatives

The Regional Initiatives branch is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives related to entrepreneurship, small business, rural community economic development, and tourism and investment facilitation.


Phone: 1-855-WB-ECDEV (1-855-923-2338)
Economic Development Website
Regional Economic Development Strategy 2010-2014