The Business Council of Alberta, has a simple but radical idea: making life better.
This means business is a leader in helping Albertans, the economy and the environment thrive.
What We’re Working On
Doing What's Right
Alberta business is focused on the right things, with a strong commitment to environment, social and governance (ESG) innovation and leadership, as a means to achieving shared prosperity
A Model Business Climate
Alberta is the place that enables opportunity and innovation, creates jobs, and attracts people and investment
The Future, On Purpose
An Alberta economy that is adaptive, resilient and thriving, enabling better lives for current and future generations
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Over 300 years ago, one of the greatest challenges facing nations was the ability to determine a ship’s location at sea. Naval, and therefore global, power was the bounty for such knowledge. Yet it eluded experts. To solve the grand challenge, the Longitude Prize of...
In October, one of the Business Council of Alberta’s founding members and Board Vice-Chair, Mac Van Wielingen, presented a new and bold vision for the energy industry going forward to delegates at the Economic of Canada’s event, Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging....
Few ideas in our society are more dated or myopic than “the business of business is business.” The famous quote from the otherwise brilliant Milton Friedman has seen its time in the spotlight, but sentiment is evolving to be broader. Like many things left from the...
Adapt. Collaborate. Preserve.
To build a better Alberta, we harness the collective power of business leaders, entrepreneurs, influential decision-makers and unexpected collaborators. We boldly face the challenges ahead, ensuring that our business environment remains competitive and prepared for change, and that our assets, our people, and our environment are protected.
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ALBERTA-The Business Council of Alberta is encouraging all Parliamentarians to work together and ratify The United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement as quickly as possible. Yesterday the US Senate ratified the USMCA, the “New NAFTA.” Mexico’s...
Calgary Herald: Government exploring flow-through shares for tech sector in absence of cancelled tax credits
After eliminating a suite of business tax credit programs in this fall’s provincial budget, the UCP government is now considering allowing startup technology companies to issue flow-through shares as way to help attract capital investment to the rapidly growing...