Advocating for Business in Alberta

We bring your interests to the forefront of decision-makers. Our advocacy works throughout all three levels of government to support the long-term prosperity of communities across our province.

We are dedicated to providing solutions to businesses’ toughest problems so they can overcome barriers to growth. We also work to build welcoming and inclusive business communities.


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Strengthening business competitiveness

  • Decrease regulatory burdens on business using cost impact assessments
  • Reduce zoning and bylaw complexity
  • Accelerate and streamline permitting approval processes
  • Tax ratepayers equitably based on property assessment values

Building healthy communities

  • Work with chambers to promote shopping local
  • Work with chambers to attract, develop, and retain skilled workers
  • Accommodate affordable housing in long-term planning
  • Prioritize capital projects that are regional in scope

Growing business partnerships

  • Engage with the business community on its priorities
  • Establish joint task forces with chambers of commerce to improve services
  • Provide reasonable time to consult on issues impacting business
  • Pursue P3 models for capital projects, including affordable housing

Improving government accountability

  • Avoid discretionary decisions in project approval processes
  • Provide transparent utility franchise fees and rate decisions
  • Make available year-over-year comparisons for property assessments
  • Publish annual benchmark reports on service improvements

To see our advocacy in action browse our policy archive.

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