Competitive & Sustainable Economy
Creating A Competitive & Innovative Business Environment for Generations
A competitive and sustainable economic future is about creating the right environment for business to flourish in the long term, generating a place of shared prosperity for all.
Alberta must be the most competitive, productive, adaptive, and resilient business environment anywhere in the world. We must be bold, creative, and a lab for innovation that has the potential to change the world. That is how Alberta can be a magnet in the global competition for talent, business, investment, attention, and be a leader in innovation, future resource development, and climate performance.
Natural Resources, Climate Policy & ESG
Leading emissions reduction efforts and ESG performance, developing future energies and products, and enabling the technologies, investments, and partnerships to reduce our impact on the environment and improve our impact on the world.
Building on our economic strengths and developing emerging sectors to attract investment, create good jobs, and build prosperity for generations is the smart way to diversify and grow our economy.
Business Environment & Competitiveness
Innovating, removing complexity, and focusing on competitiveness in regulation, taxation, innovation, technology adoption, infrastructure, and government budgets and services to establish a highly attractive and desirable business environment.
Fiscal, Economic & Regulatory Policy
Being competitive requires long-term fiscal and economic stability, wise and efficient spending, smart and efficient taxation, managing volatility, appropriate regulation, and effective deficit and debt management.
Market Access & Infrastructure
Alberta is a trading jurisdiction. Unlocking market access to enable trade and improving the delivery of goods and services through a comprehensive network of physical and digital infrastructure is essential to prosperity.
Innovation & Technology Ecosystem
Creating the conditions, environment, and culture to enable the necessary capital, talent, customers, institutions, and appropriate regulation to be established is vital to being a global-leading innovation ecosystem.
- Clean Fuel Standard: Assessing the impact of the federal government’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard, how it will affect Alberta and Canada, and exploring options to improve the regulation.
- Alberta’s Government Revenue Mix: Studying Alberta’s current fiscal situation, from declining resource revenues to a widening fiscal gap, and exploring options for increasing revenue, decreasing volatility, and returning to fiscal sustainability.
Continued Optimism about Alberta’s Short-Term Economic Outlook: Results from the June Business Expectations Survey
The Business Council of Alberta’s most recent Business Expectations Survey shows continued optimism about the province’s short-term economic outlook. Conducted during Alberta’s staged reopening in June, the survey...
Perhaps while sitting out on a local patio, you’ve seen this company’s name (or one of their iconic brews) on the menu or perhaps you are a fermented drink connoisseur and know Calgary’s rich brewery history. Whether or not you are a drinker, you probably know the...
PODCAST: Episode #47: The Brief: Unlocking the Modern Indigenous Economy with Chief Billy Morin of Enoch Cree Nation
In 2015, at aged 28, Chief Billy Morin became the youngest elected Chief in the history of Maskêkosihk (pronounced Muss-Kay-Go-Sik), or as you might know it, Enoch Cree Nation. After serving with the Government of Alberta for a few years, Chief Morin returned to serve...
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