Economic Development Matters

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About the Podcast.

Our podcast talks about all matters related to regional economic development—and why it matters. Tune in as we interview private and public sector experts in economic development strategy to discuss how stakeholders and partners can work together to compete in the global marketplace.

We discuss how to compete in the global economy and build a sustainable and prosperous region to enhance the quality of life in our communities. Economic Development Matters is a platform to share knowledge, policy and research related to economic development, and discuss foreign investment attraction.


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Meet the Hosts

Sherri Bouslama

Senior Manager, Brand Strategy & Communications

A born storyteller, Sherri loves the thrill that comes from taking complex issues and translating them into simple messages that are easily understood. Having lived in and around Edmonton all her life, she’s excited to be able to use her love of the written word to promote the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.  A true Edmontonian, Sherri lives for the summer months when you can often find her hitting up the various Edmonton festivals, camping with friends or hanging out in a park with her nose in a book.

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Meet the Hosts

Kristen Aspenes

Engagement Coordinator

Kristen is a native of central Alberta that loves Edmonton’s vibrant culture and tight-knit community. Originally from Stettler, Kristen came to Edmonton to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Edmonton Global, she worked in the non-profit sector, specifically in charitable organizations, and her most recent role was serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Realtors Community Foundation. Throughout her career, she has excelled in public relations, stakeholder engagement, non-profit leadership, and communications, leveraging her expertise to drive meaningful change. Kristen’s love for Edmonton extends beyond her career aspirations, as she adores the city’s stunning river valley, where she seeks out new outdoor spaces to immerse herself in. In her free time, Kristen loves finding good deals at thrift stores, visiting local farmer’s markets, and spending time with family.