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Helping businesses in Edmonton by advocating on behalf of our members to positively influence decisions made by all levels of government.

Businesses need a favourable environment in order to compete and thrive. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce helps to amplify the voice of business in policy debates, ensuring that public officials clearly understand the business perspective when making decisions. Our advocacy efforts are focused on:

  • Expanding Business and Investor Confidence
  • Expanding Trade and Access to Markets
  • Expanding Regional and Northern Partnerships

Our Policies

Canada needs a National Urban Strategy: Urban Chambers of Commerce

By System Administrator | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Canada needs a National Urban Strategy: Urban Chambers of Commerce

Full Width Template September 19, 2019— Edmonton   At a news conference this morning in Halifax, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) called on the campaigning federal parties to support the development of a National Urban Strategy to help cities build the infrastructure they need to support Canada’s economic competitiveness.   In the second playbook…

Priorities for a competitive future in this year’s federal election

By System Administrator | September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template September 9, 2019 – Calgary, Edmonton   With the federal election approaching, Canadians face an important choice. In a rapidly changing global economy, Canada needs strong leadership to navigate the way toward a more competitive and prosperous future.   The Calgary and Edmonton Chambers of Commerce have united to speak with one…

Developing a Northern Infrastructure Corridor

By System Administrator | September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Policy Many industries in Canada are not reaching their full potential because of transportation and infrastructure challenges: poor roads, congested trade routes and ports, and high transportation and energy costs. A dedicated, multi-modal transportation utility corridor (TUC) across mid-northern Canada and reaching all three Canadian coasts would allow and encourage investment in trade-supporting infrastructure. What…

Alberta Budget 2018

By System Administrator | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Full Width Template The Government of Alberta’s Budget 2018 was released in March and projected a deficit of $8.8 billion with continuing deficits for the next five years. By 2023, Alberta will have accumulated $96 billion in debt. What does this mean for my business? Budget 2018 included funding for initiatives that will drive investment, including: Expanding…