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St. Albert is a vibrant city with a culture that embraces business while inviting people to “cultivate life” in the Botanical Arts City. The number one priority for the City of St. Albert is economic development, and this priority is receiving a focused effort from all departments. The city predicts that 2015 will be an exciting year with St. Albert experiencing unprecedented growth in the commercial and industrial sectors. Business retention and expansion, residential development and tourism are also key areas of focus.

 

Positioning St. Albert as a SMART City Centre of Excellence is also an area of focus.  As a municipal innovation leader, the city is committed to the development of a detailed master plan intended to foster greater organizational efficiency, enhanced programs and services for residents, tangible business advantages and robust economic development opportunities. 

 

Expected benefits to local businesses are many, including improved broadband connectivity and speeds, real-time consumption data, proactive infrastructure maintenance and a climate for the testing and commercialization of new technologies and ideas.

 

St. Albert is uniquely-positioned to attract a number of industries, from green to transportation and warehousing, research and development, tourism, arts, entertainment and retail.

 

Collaboration will be a key to success and partners in business include the St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce, Northern Alberta Business Incubator, and area post secondary education institutes. St. Albert is determined to build a dynamic future on a proud past.

 

The business sector of the city is divided into distinct areas:

Downtown – Also known as the Perron District, this pedestrian-friendly core is experiencing tremendous growth and renewal, featuring specialty shops, coffee houses and a variety of dining establishments. The Perron District anchors the downtown core and also features a residential component.

 

Riel Business Park – Located in the southwest corner of the city and easily accessible from the Yellowhead Highway and Anthony Henday Drive, businesses in Riel Park range from local contractors, service and supplier firms to large manufacturing companies.

Riel Park is also home to the 242,000-square-foot Enjoy Centre, which opened in 2010.

 

Campbell Business Park – Located on the city’s east side, this area is home to a wide variety of businesses, ranging from warehouse and distribution centres, printing and publishing companies to ancillary services such as restaurants and fitness centres. Campbell Business Park North is a cohesive, upscale business park.

 

St. Albert Trail – A commercial corridor that features many businesses offering a variety of services. Most big box retailers are located on the north end of the trail. Visitors and residents can find most of their goods and services along St. Albert Trail and its main connectors.

 

Employment Lands – These lands, (approximately 700 acres) are located in the northwest and have been recently zoned for industrial development.

 

South Riel – This area is more than 200 acres and is located south of the Enjoy Centre (on the border of the existing Riel Park). It is ready for commercial, industrial and high-density residential development.

 


Northern Alberta Business Incubator

NABI has been supporting and nurturing small businesses for more than 25 years. The role of NABI is to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

 

Through teamwork, co-operation and the right support, NABI has been able to help many small businesses grow and succeed. NABI offers:

• Two commercial office space locations in
St. Albert with more than 41,000 square feet.

• A range of office sizes and flexible month-to-month lease terms.

• Tenants have free use of seminar and boardroom.

• Virtual office with mail drop services.

• Opportunities to network with different businesses.

• Customized administrative and office support services.

• Access to VOIP phone services and fibre optics-based high-speed Internet packages.

• Video conferencing.

• Business coaching and training programs. Work at your own pace and with your own personal business coach.

Please call 780-460-1000 or visit www.nabi.ca.

 


St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce

The St. Albert & District Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice for businesses in the St. Albert region. Driven by a strong commitment to serving its members, the chamber offers exclusive member benefits, organizes special community events and advocates on important issues to all levels of government.

Being a chamber member is vital to having a successful business. The chamber increases a company’s profile through many advertising opportunities and marketing programs. Two digital signs, located at the north and south entrances to the city, offer invaluable exposure. The chamber helps members build their business and grow relationships through networking events and volunteer opportunities. 

Members can save money through value-added programs which include a health insurance plan (for businesses with 1 to 50 employees), merchant discounted Visa/Mastercard rates, couriers, gasoline and more. The M2M Shop Chamber! program offers discounts to the more than 15,000 employees of member businesses.

The chamber is also a key part of the community. It manages the St. Albert Farmers’ Market, the largest outdoor farmers’ market in Western Canada; the Lifestyle Expo trade show, featuring more than 200 exhibitors; and special events such as the Snowflake Festival and the Small Business Awards of Distinction.

Located at 71 St. Albert Trail, phone 780-458-2833 or visit www.stalbertchamber.com.

 

 

St. Albert Economic Development

“Cultivate Business in St. Albert”

The St. Albert Economic Development division is located in the heart of St. Albert’s downtown in the St. Albert Business Centre. The division provides business information, resources and assistance for new and existing businesses. The staff is also a key resource for investors and land developers looking to do business in St. Albert.

Some resources and materials available include:

• Demographics and economic data

• Commercial/industrial referrals

• Sector research

• Site selection information

Economic Development is also a practical resource for new residents settling into our community. They offer new resident information packages and information on utility connections, recycling, recreational facilities and more. The city’s website, www.stalbert.ca, provides residents with key information about the community.

Contact

29 Sir Winston Churchill Ave.

Phone: 780-459-1631

Fax:  780-460-1161

Email: info@stalbert.ca

Web: www.cultivatebusiness.ca

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sta_business

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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