Our team showcases and supports Edmonton’s city shapers, creates vibrancy in the city through events and community activation, and supports business growth and retention in our innovation and entrepreneurial communities.

We focus our efforts around three strategic areas:

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We help founders and companies grow in collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial communities. We support the health and growth of these communities to foster creative collisions, enable ongoing talent acquisition and retention, and develop long-term commitment to economic diversification and resiliency.

Startup Edmonton serves the ecosystem at the earliest stages, nurturing ideas to action and gaining traction for growth through a variety of programs, mentorship and community engagement activities.

The Edmonton Research Park offers a variety of facilities and services that accommodate multiple stages of company growth, from start-ups to scale-ups to the research and development activities of established organizations.


Community Activation

There are many people in Edmonton that are shaping the city with purpose, both in the form of small business owners that are building some of Canada’s best restaurants, bars, hotels, and amenities, as well as engaged citizens that are taking action to make something in our city better.

Make Something Edmonton is dedicated to showcasing and supporting the people whose combined efforts are shaping this city. We are a platform, a facilitator and an amplifier.

The Downtown Vibrancy Program strives to create opportunities for visitors and local Edmontonians to experience downtown in different ways.


Business Development

Now is the time to position the downtown core as the heartbeat of our city; the nucleus of innovation and entrepreneurialism; the epicentre of talent, knowledge, creativity, and culture; and overall, a location and destination that generatesexcitement and opportunity for individuals and businesses.

Our Business Development team works to leverage the current market conditions of downtown Edmonton to attract a broad and diverse resident and business community, while actively supporting the growth and retention of current business residents.

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Community Activation & Vibrancy

Join the celebrations for Canada’s 150th anniversary

Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the City of Edmonton, is distributing free posters and decals for businesses to display throughout 2017.

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Community Activation & Vibrancy

Edmonton Made Increases Exposure of Local Businesses

In support of the 47,000 small and medium sized businesses that call Edmonton home, EEDC and the City of Edmonton launched the Edmonton Made program in September. Initiated through the Emerging Economies Initiative led by Edmonton City Councillor Michael Oshry, and developed by EEDC’s Community Activation team, this new program strives to enhance the exposure of local businesses.

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Edmonton Startup, Jobber, Opens Toronto Office to Keep Pace with Global Growth

Jobber, the software platform that helps home service businesses be more successful, announced the opening of its Toronto, Canada office to support the rapid growth of its global customer base.

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Startup Edmonton Shares How To Invest in Startups

In this article from Alberta Venture, Tiffany outlines some of the best steps founders of tech-enabled companies can take when considering investment and scaling their efforts.

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