Provincial funding announced for economic development program

By The Canadian Press
November 23, 2017 - 2:51pm

Alberta is providing more than $4 million in funding for 50 new projects approved under the Community and Regional Economic Support or CARES program.

Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous made the announcement at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association annual convention in Calgary this morning.

The projects receiving funding include a small business incubator for entrepreneurs looking to start a social enterprise in Calgary, an Indigenous pipeline-monitoring program in Edmonton and a training program for small Alberta businesses entering the organic growing sector.

Association interim president Tony Caterina says the CARES program is supporting projects that will lead to more jobs and a more economically diverse and prosperous community.

(The Canadian Press)

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