Edmonton metro region leads Canada in export growth

New data on export growth shows the Edmonton Metropolitan Region leading Canada – at more than double the national average. Exports from the Edmonton CMA (census metropolitan area or Edmonton metro region) grew by 10.8% from 2010 to 2018. The national average over that time span was 4.8%. In 2018 alone, the Edmonton metro region’s […]

Polykar pays for new factory to double sales

Already the largest manufacturer of bags and plastic wrap in Quebec, Polykar is aiming for 100 million sales by building a new plant in Alberta that will double its production. Despite the bad reputation of plastic, the packaging industry is increasing its sales by “5 to 6% a year”. Polykar acquired a 130,000 square foot lot […]

Polykar Announces Plan to Build a New Manufacturing Facility in Edmonton

Polykar, a leading Canadian manufacturer of flexible packaging including polyethylene film, certified compostable bags, garbage bags as well as food and industrial grade liners, today announced it has acquired a site to construct a new state-of-the-art plant in Edmonton, Alberta. This second facility will add significant production capacity (30 million pounds) to all of Polykar’s […]

$27 million to support 23 innovative projects across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Western Economic Diversification Canada announced over $27 million in new investments for 23 projects across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Funding for these projects is provided through three programs that foster innovation. Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) funding of $18,249,749 will support 12 small- and medium-sized businesses in Edmonton, DeBolt, and Leduc. By providing […]

Edmonton Global official launch outlines Capital Region is ‘open for business’

The wheels are in motion for a relatively new campaign that brings together the 14 municipalities of the Capital Region. Telling the rest of the world that “We’re open for business”, Edmonton Global held their official launch narrative event Thursday, June 20, with a clear plan to attract investment across the Capital Region. “When you […]

EIA to be North American entry for Chinese company

Edmonton International Airport is opening the door to increased investment from Asia for the Edmonton Metro Region with its newest tenant for Airport City. An agreement was signed between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Plant Box, a Chinese-based company that specializes in LED lighting systems designed for indoor plant growth, such as hydroponics. EIA will […]

Il y a un domaine très spécialisé ici, c’est l’intelligence artificielle

Du pétrole au cannabis, de l’or noir à l’or vert, l’Alberta cherche à nuancer sa palette en matière de diversité économique. Trouver de nouveaux investisseurs étrangers susceptibles de miser sur l’autre belle province, c’est le travail de Malcolm Bruce, francophile et directeur d’Edmonton global. Comment cette entreprise sociale fondée depuis juillet 2018, tire son épingle du […]

Sparking a global conversation

Edmonton Global CEO, Malcolm Bruce
On June 20, 2019, the team at Edmonton Global set out to start a conversation. The region’s 15 mayors, including Spruce Grove’s Mayor, and the Chair of Edmonton Global’s Shareholders, Stuart Houston, were front and centre at the launch on June 20. “We invited the region’s mayors, city councillors, business leaders, academics, economic development teams […]

Edmonton region aims for global stage

A new regional economic development corporation is looking to bring the Edmonton Metropolitan Region to the global stage. Edmonton Global is hoping to take the region, including St. Albert, to the global stage through a collaborative effort aimed at bringing investment to the area. The regional economic development corporation, which includes 15 municipal members, officially […]

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