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Economic Development Strategy

Clearwater County has adopted a Draft Economic Development Strategy based on input from residents, business, and an investment readiness assessment. 

 2019 Economic Development Strategy - PDF

There are four main Areas of Focus 

  1. Foster a Culture of Growth
  2. Prepare for Business Growth
  3. Prepare for People Growth
  4. Promote Opportunities

The summaries of each community input session are linked below.


Economic Development / Investment Tool Kit

Clearwater County and the Town of Rocky Mountain House have created a micro-site to help businesses easily find local data about the region. This online resource can help site selectors as well as existing and potential business owners access a wide variety of information.
  • Review the Business Climate
  • Discover Industry Trends
  • Research Customer Demographics
  • Analysis your Competition
  • Uncover Local Opportunities
  • Identify Land Uses
  • Examine the Environment
  • Evaluate the Workforce
  • Identify Community Facilities
  • Identify Transportation
  • Locate Key Infrastructure
  • Search Available Properties
  • Find Additional Resources

Business Development Tool Kit

 (click on the link above to open in a new window)


Community Profile

The Community Profile is a document that contains information about Clearwater County that is of interest to potential investors.   Data include demographics, County assets and statistics that can assist in the decisions making process regarding investment and site selection.
Community Profile October 2019 - PDF 


Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)

Clearwater County is a member of the Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP). CAEP is a regional economic development alliance of 42 members and 14 associate members that serves as a model for collaborative community economic development.
CAEP is recognized as both an innovative way to facilitate rural economic development and serves as a vital partner in the continued diversification of central Alberta's economy. For more information on the Central Alberta Economic Partnership click here.



If you have any questions about Economic Development in Clearwater County, please contact Jerry Pratt, Economic Development Officer, at 403-845-4444.