Each year, our board of directors determines our organization’s direction through a number of strategic priorities. These maxims serve to guide the chamber in its operations throughout the year.
The 2012 strategic priorities are as follows:
To build strong relationships with northern partners and stakeholders to create a business environment that facilitates efficient and responsible development in the resource rich northern Canadian region that includes: northern Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, northern British Columbia and northern Saskatchewan.
GREAT NORTHERN CITY
To enhance Edmonton’s role and image as a world-class city with a unique northern character and to encourage investments, actions and communications that personify and build a sense of pride about the Alberta capital, as a Great Northern City.
DEVELOPMENT OF OUR WORKFORCE
To create and enable opportunities for our members to have the labour supply needed to meet current demand and anticipated growth.
STRENGTHENING OUR REGION
To lead the implementation process of collaborative regional efforts designed to ensure cohesive economic growth and development of Greater Edmonton as a city-region of global significance.
EXPANDING OUR MARKETS
To be an influential leader, advocate and catalyst for diversifying the Edmonton economy through: new products; new industries; value added expansions of the existing resource base; and new markets with a focus on enhanced intra-regional, inter-regional and international trade.