A winning pair

Solely Socks takes off on the right foot.  When Kyle Brown decided to start Solely Socks in 2014, his mission was simple: to create everyone’s favourite pair of socks.   “I knew I wanted to start a business, but I wanted it to be something that was easily scalable and a lot of fun,” said Brown, […]

972,223 and counting: Edmonton growing faster than Calgary, rest of province

Edmonton’s population is growing much faster than the rest of the province and the country, the latest census figures show. The city’s official population reached 972,223 in April, census numbers released Thursday show. The population increased by 72,776 people since the previous census in 2016 and reflects an average annual growth rate of 2.6 per cent, the city […]

$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 […]

North America’s largest mobile land rig on the way from Nisku to Alaska

ConocoPhillips says that the largest mobile land rig in North America is on its way from a National Oilwell Varco fabrication shop in Nisku to Alaska’s North Slope, where it will unlock previously unreachable oil resources.  The extended reach drilling system, called Doyon 26, is estimated to be 1.5 to 2 times as powerful as […]

Research institute launched out of U of A attracts $25 million in investments

Aiming to boost the biotech landscape in Edmonton, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation has enlisted veteran biotech executive Robert Foster’s Hepion Pharmaceuticals, along with about 19 other companies, to help turn university research into pharmaceutical products. “This is a big win for Edmonton, especially if we want to become a health city. It was an easy pitch […]

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