Wood Buffalo Economic Development

Wood Buffalo Business Accelerator



The Wood Buffalo Entrepreneurship Initiative (WBEI) is a region-wide strategic initiative of the Municipality to help diversify Wood Buffalo’s economy by supporting entrepreneurship, small business and innovation in the region.

The Wood Buffalo Business Accelerator is a key pillar of the initiative. The development of a Business Accelerator program was determined as a need through an examination of best practices, stakeholder engagement, and direct interviews with entrepreneurs.

The Vision:

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is the best place for businesses to thrive, grow and scale-up faster.

The Mission:

  • Assist established companies that are in the region:
    • Stay in Wood Buffalo;
    • Improve their business; and
    • Expand their operations.
  • Assist young companies to grow and reach a thriving business stage; and
  • Identify local business opportunities that attract the right companies to Wood Buffalo.

Programs & Services

Executive in Residence (EIR) Program

Learning Events

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Online Resources 

Entrepreneur Toolkit

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