About Us

Access Prosperity is a not-for-profit economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region.

Our objectives include:

We are the region’s international touchpoint for local businesses and foreign investment. We help streamline entry to markets with game-changing opportunities, tools, resources, and connections that boost confidence and nimbleness to keep pace with the growing needs of the economic climate. We inspire our clients to dig deeper, reach higher, and confidently colour outside the lines — because there are no shortcuts to prosperity. We are passionate about doing what’s right, maintaining objectivity, and always acting in the best interest of our clients.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an established business person, or a savvy investor, it all boils down to one word at the end of the day…prosperity.

This video explains who we are, what we do, and why your business wants to work with us to access one of the most thriving economic regions in Canada!

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Who We Are

Access Prosperity was established in 2011 with the goal to diversify and grow the Central Alberta economy. Access Prosperity was founded by five partner organizations who all share this vision. Our five partners include Red Deer County, the City of Red Deer, the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce, Red Deer Polytechnic and CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership). Access Prosperity is governed by a Board of Directors with members consisting of a representative from each partner organization. Our partners are closely involved in day-to-day business operations.

What We Do

Our small but efficient team is passionate about what we do. We pride ourselves on being very practical in our approach to economic development. We travel internationally seeking out new investment opportunities and following up face-to-face with interested investors. We regularly meet with Central Alberta business owners and operators and support them through growth and expansion. We attend and network at local, national and international trade shows, conferences and events as well as hold various events directed at local business development.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Investment Data page as well as our Economic Advantages page has information on business costs.
For a specific description of costs in your sector, please contact us. We would be happy to put together a customized analysis for you and your particular business.

Up to date information regarding Alberta’s minimum wage can be found on the Government of Alberta’s website under Employment Standards – Minimum Wage.

You can find up to date information on Alberta’s corporate tax rates through the Government of Alberta, click here.

Visit the Government of Alberta‘s comparison of corporate tax rates across Canada and the U.S. In Central Alberta, at a municipal level, you can cash in on our low property taxes, and there are no business taxes in most Central Alberta communities. Find specific municipal tax information here.

Check out our Demographics page for information on potential customers. You can also visit Central Alberta Economic Partnership’s (CAEP) website for more Central Alberta economic indicators.

Yes, we can link you to regulatory bodies such as Transport Canada and the Alberta Utilities Commission that will have answers and solutions to your cross-border shipping challenges.

We post all the trade shows, workshops and speakers series Central Alberta: Access Prosperity will be hosting and attending on our online events calendar. As well, we post major events of our members and sponsors here so you can see where your peers will be.

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is an economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region. Representing over 40 municipalities along one of Canada’s most prosperous geographical corridors, Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a comprehensive network and information resource. All this expertise in one place means we are equipped to answer all your questions about doing business or investing in Central Alberta or growing your business internationally. For more information on the Central Alberta region, and our partner organizations, visit our About Us page.

We work with key industry leaders, business experts and government bodies to facilitate growth, expansion and diversification of our region. We are your organization’s link to investment opportunities, key contacts and regional information. We will help you learn about the area, meet the right people and make important business strategy decisions.

No. There is no cost for Central Alberta: Access Prosperity’s services as we are a not-for-profit organization. For more on our investment services, click here. For information on growing your local business, click here.

Our major industries that contribute to a diversified and stable economy in Central Alberta are:

Agriculture and Agri-Foods
Oil and Gas

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