Media & Awards

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 17:25

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County sending 3 farmers overseas to expand world markets. Three farmers will promote Big Lakes County at the world’s largest international food trade show to expand markets. At its regular meeting Jan. 9, council authorized three people attend the 24th annual Gulfood Food and Beverage Trade Exhibition, Feb. 17-21 in…
The Big Lakes County Business Supports Program has been launched to help, grow and bolster business in the region. Big Lakes County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) designed the program to address findings from its June 2018 local business survey. Joyce Stokes of Larner Consulting joined the EDA in June as…
Big Lakes County Economic Development Authority has set four action plan areas as part of the Big Lakes County Business Supports Program. Action 1 Improve supports for local business: Preferred outcome – Businesses feel supported and the number of businesses accessing available resources increases. Engage the business support advisor to…
Tourism partners in Big Lakes County showed they are eager to build the sector during a special meeting Oct. 2 in Joussard. About 30 people gathered to hear and discuss the results of a visitor-friendly assessment interim report, which will be used as a tool to boost tourism. “We can…
In March, Big Lakes County applied for the Alberta Tourism Growth Innovation Fund (TGIF) for a third party expert to conduct a Visitor Friendly Assessment (VFA) in the county. On July 12, 2018, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ricardo Miranda, notified Big Lakes County that the request had been…
Big Lakes County received an Excellence Award from Economic Developers Alberta. The award was presented to Big Lakes County Economic Development Authority for its business retention and expansion efforts for sector tours and profiles, says a news release from the county March 26. Awards were presented at the annual Economic…
Big Lakes County has been awarded a provincial grant of just over $170,000 to further grow and diversify the economy. Funding of $170,265 for the county was one of 62 grants through the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program announced April 9 by Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron…
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