Wood Buffalo Economic Development

Local Business Organizations

Business_Support_Network_Wood_Buffalo_LogoBusiness Support Network

 hosts networking and educational events. Their mandate is to “Increased capacity, social connection and recognition to support the long term achievements and sustainability of the region’s small business community” Check out the Facebook page to learn about upcoming events.

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Business Link

is Alberta’s entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps Alberta entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Business Link currently has a local representative, located with the Business Resource Centre, Wendy Muise. Wendy has a wealth of knowledge and can work directly with entrepreneurs during their start up journey with the following:

  • General business information
  • Regulatory information
  • Business registration questions
  • Basic business plan reviews
  • Some market research

 Contact Wendy at wendy@businesslink.ca

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce

The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce proudly supports over 550 businesses in the Wood Buffalo Region. The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo

Community Future Wood Buffalo

The Community Futures Wood Buffalo office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. They provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.

 FMCA-master Fort McMurray Construction Association

FMCA provides up-to-date information on construction procurement opportunities and industry activities for a membership of General Contractors, Trade Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Goods and Services to the Construction Industry.

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North Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA)

NAABA is a non-profit organization that consists of a growing interest group of Aboriginal Businesses, committed to enhancing and creating an environment, which promotes businesses, jobs, and training for the betterment of all aboriginal people in the region. Their association certifies that all Full Members are qualified by at least 51% Aboriginal ownership and are local to the Wood Buffalo region.

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