Economic Development

Economic Development

As the restrictions for COVID-19 begin to loosen and businesses are looking to relaunch and employees are looking to go back to work, the Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee (BREOC) wants to ensure they’re offering their support. 

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Visit our Partners by clicking below:

Paintearth Economic Partnership Society

Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAID)

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)

Canadian Badlands

East Central Alberta Destination Marketing Fund




Jobs & Growth Fund: ongoing application intake (projects must be completed prior to March 2024)

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs, and position Canada’s economy for an inclusive recovery and long-term growth. The JGF will provide $700 million nationally over three years to position the regional economies for long-term growth by transitioning to a green economy, fostering an inclusive recovery, enhancing competitiveness, and creating jobs across Canada.


Canada Alberta Job Grant: ongoing application intake

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employees for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.


Workforce Strategies Grant: July 22, 2022, EOI Application Closes

As part of Alberta at Work, Workforce Strategies grants support organizations with innovative solutions that will help Albertans develop new skills and assist employers and industry to grow their workforce.


Alberta Export Expansion Program: open until all funding is allocated

Funding to help small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, Indigenous communities, industry associations, and Ec. Dev. organizations to promote Alberta exports through international
business travel or bringing international buyers to Alberta.


Prairies Economic Development Canada – Funding Programs: Financial support for businesses and not-for-profit organizations with projects that advance economic growth and diversity in the Prairie provinces.


Digital Economy Program – Business Link: The Digital Economy Program (DEP) is designed to help small businesses take their businesses online. This program, a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street, will help small businesses in Alberta undergo digital transformations and adopt eCommerce practices. DEP is open to home-based or commercial small businesses registered in Alberta with less than 50 employees. 


Community Futures:  For the last 30 years, our dedicated team has helped local people launch, grow, and scale their businesses. Whether you’re looking for funding to open a new location, business coaching to explore an idea you have, or an exit strategy to sell your successful business, we have the tools and experience to help you achieve your goals. Find your local office here!


Paintearth Economic Partnership Society

Business Beautification/Enhancement Grant - Policy Guidelines

The purpose of this program is to encourage and provide businesses with the opportunity to improve and/or update the appearance of their business, within the following prescribed zones as per local Land Use Bylaw regulations in each Municipality:

  • Town of Castor: C-1 and HWY -C
  • Town of Coronation: C-1, C-2 HWY C
  • Village of Halkirk: C- Commercial
  • County of Paintearth: RC1

Applicants can apply for a rebate of 50% up to a maximum of $2,000 per business location for improvements to their commercial building.

Please click here for further information.