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Job Seekers Should Head West

For young Canadians looking to land a good job, the west is where it's at, according to a new report released by the Fraser Institute on Tuesday. The right-leaning think-tank said Alberta and Saskatchewan offer the best opportunities for to 25-to-34 set. Meanwhile,...

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Agri-Trade will have an international flavour

There will be plenty of farm talk at Westerner Park when the Agri-Trade Equipment Expo kicks off on Wednesday. But if you listen carefully, you might also hear Spanish, Turkish and other languages. Red Deer's annual farm show, which runs from Nov. 5 to 8, will again...

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Red Deer Will Host the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer will host the 2019 Canada Winter Games after the Canada Games Council announced the successful host community this morning in Calgary. "We are thrilled to be selected as the host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games," said Mayor Tara Veer. "Over the last month,...

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Red Deer’s Ecomony Fuels Infrastructure Projects

According to a study by the Conference Board of Canada, Red Deer is doing very well and is generating many infrastructure growth opportunities. Red Deer's gross domestic product (GDP) output grew in 2013 with a 4.5% rise from the previous year, ranking third of 46...

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Red Deer Rivals Big Cities for Economic Growth

Red Deer and Medicine Hat are forecast to post economic growth on par with Prairie counterparts - Calgary, Regina, Edmonton and Saskatoon - Canada's leaders, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Mid-Sized Cities Outlook 2014 released on Friday. "Alberta's...

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Alberta Most Entrepreneurial Province in Canada

Alberta is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada with the rate of entrepreneurship in Alberta 50 per cent higher than the national average, according to a new report. The 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Alberta Report - issued by the Calgary-based...

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Central Alberta Companies Making a Global Impact

Garett Cupples knows his way around an atlas. His company, GenTex Oilfield Manufacturing Inc., has sent oilfield heating and pumping equipment to nearly 20 countries. In fact, exports have accounted for 30 to 50 per cent of his Red Deer company's sales over the years....

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Local Businesses Seek Trade Opportunities in Missouri

A delegation of five companies from Central Alberta visited Missouri alongside Central Alberta: Access Prosperity. Over the course of five days, the delegation visited nine Missouri cities and towns, met with 12 businesses, conducted numerous site visits and toured...

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Alberta Most Small Business Friendly Tax Regime

Alberta has the most small business friendly tax regime of any province in the country, says a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The second edition of the report, entitled Ranking Provincial Tax Systems in Canada: 2013 Small...

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