The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Business Resources

The Village of Empress is a member of SAMDA Economic Partnership. Our Economic Development Officer is available to provide assistance and guidance to our residents interested in starting or expanding their business.

SAMDA Economic Partnership Ltd.

 

Business Support Services Client Type
Service Activities BizStart-up Established

Business

R2R &Youth
Business planning support & coaching Assist in the development of a business plan and provide support, feedback and advice to improve effectiveness of business. X X X
Industry Network & Pathfinding Connect clients with financial and business development organizations. X X X
Marketing Coaching Provide support and assist with marketing efficiencies. X X X
Social Media Coaching Provide support and empower business to access social media as a tool to improve business efficiencies. X X X
Business Success Stories Promoting entrepreneurship by profiling successful entrepreneurs.     X
Global Market Access & e-commerce Provide coaching, inspiration and support for entrepreneurs in e-commerce, social media markets and global market opportunities. X X X
Business Toolkit Promotion of the ‘Business Guide: Create your dream job in Alberta’s Special Area’. X   X
Skill Development Events & Workshops Provide access to current and meaningful business, marketing and social media skill development, to improve business success. X X X

 

Workforce Development Services Client Type
Service Activities BizStart-up EstablishedBusiness R2R &Youth
Job Description Development Assist in the development of job description(s) for a career opening and provide support, feedback and advice to improve effectiveness of staff recruitment. X X X
Industry Network & Pathfinding Connect clients with Service Alberta and staff recruitment development organizations. X X X
Workforce Coaching Provide support and assist with marketing and recruitment efficiencies. X X X
Social Media Promotion &#workwednesday  Provide support and empower business to access social media as a tool to improve business efficiencies.Post career opportunities free of charge on FB & Twitter via #workwed – posting each week available. X X X

 

Supporting Communities Services
                                 Client Type
Service Activities Municipalities Boards & Committees
Strategic Planning Review and consult onStrategic planning/board operations X X
Industry Network & Pathfinding Connect clients with AB Community Development and board development organizations/training. X X
Project Support Provide support and assist with project development, funding options and resources, where applicable. X X
Skill Development Events & Workshops Provide access to current and meaningful leadership development training, to improve non-profit & municipal success.    

 

As well, Empress belongs to Palliser Economic Partnership, a larger group that is focused on helping businesses in the region and promoting the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor of Alberta.  Check out the websites :

http://www.palliseralberta.com/

http://www.albertatradecorridor.com/

And we have Meridian Community Futures  a federal agency out of Kindersley that serves this area.  They will help with business plans, as well as other resources and they provide loans for businesses. Check out the information at:

http://meridianregion.ca/

Contact our Village Office:

Phone: (403) 565-3938
Fax: (403) 565-2010
Email: voe14@villageofempress.com

Box 159, #6 – 3rd Avenue
Empress, Alberta T0J 1E0

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