Alberta SME Needs – to Compete and Grow

Alberta and western Canada is not as diversified as it can be and consequences are seen as a result. The province is still too dependent on the USA market for exports and highly reliant on commodity exports. Currently, over 85% of exports go to the USA and most export revenues tend to be from commodities. A recent Alberta Premiers Council on Economic Strategy and the Competitiveness recognized this structural weakness. This singular reliance means the province receives a lower than world price for oil and gas, as well for beef and other food products. The province commodity export base has
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Exporting to the United States

A reference tool for exporters produced with the support of Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations. Canadian businesses deliver strength and capacity in producing leading edge products and services. Many of these offerings have great market potential in the United States (U.S.). For those considering export for the first time, there are a number of reasons to choose the U.S. as a first point of entrance into the international marketplace. Due to its close proximity, language and currency similarities, and our familiarity with the culture, the U.S. can be an easy first step for market expansion.
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Highway 45 Regional Development Corridor – Two Hills Alberta

Representing the communities of Willingdon, Derwent, Myrnam, Two Hills and the County of Two Hills, the Highway 45 Regional Development Corridor is an economic development alliance with a mandate to stimulate and facilitate economic development in the region. This study was commissioned by the group to access the region’s resources, business needs and growth opportunities.
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