Business Development

Mission

Whether you are starting a new business, relocating, or considering an expansion, Red Deer County’s Economic Development team can play a role in nurturing the process. Red Deer County aims to support businesses at every stage of development.

Helpful Resources

Business Development  Tool

Use Red Deer County’s Business Development Tool to find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions. The online tool shows available locations, local industry trends, demographic information, and valuable business links all in a one stop shop environment.

Business Services & Resources

Business ventures in Red Deer County are supported by a number of local, regional, provincial, and federal resources.

OrganizationServices Provided

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)
1.877.899.2372

Provides loans to farmers, agri-businesses and other small businesses.

Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce
403.347.4491

Promotes, represents and enhances the interests of Red Deer County’s and area business community.
Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
403.310.3276
Services for businesses in the primary production and value-added areas of agriculture including feasibility studies, market analysis and financial analysis.
Canadian Agricultural Partnership 

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial investment in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products.

Alberta Economic Dashboard

Compiles the Alberta economy's most important indicators for businesses in one place. Get a quick snapshot of our current economic state or explore each indicator in more detail.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
1.800.713.3558

Provides unique programs and services to women at all stages of business through advising, financing, mentoring, and skills and network development.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
888.463.6232

Financing, capital and consulting services to help create and grow small and medium-size enterprises.

Futurpreneur
403.265.3288

Non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

Community Futures Central Alberta
403.342.2055

Business counselling and training.
Business loans (start-up or expansion capital).

The Business Link
1.800.272.9675

Non-profit organization that helps Alberta entrepreneurs start their own businesses.

Alberta Innovates

Funding opportunities for Technology Futures, Energy & Environment Solutions, Health Solutions, & Bio Solutions

Go Productivity
844.245.8278

Advisory and training services to improve productivity, internal capacity and streamline process.

Alberta Economic and Trade


Leads the government’s economic development efforts, supports businesses and investors and provides a single-door access to information.

Export Development Canada
1.800.229.0575

Provides exporters with trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, as well as foreign market expertise.

Central Alberta Access Prosperity
403.356.4935


Attracting international businesses to invest in the Central Alberta region; supporting businesses in Central Alberta to become export ready; facilitating business-to-business matches for international investment, development, or expansion.