Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is pleased to announce they have received $88,000 in funding for their International Business Development program through the Government of Alberta Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. The funds will support Access Prosperity’s International Business Development (IBD) program.

The IBD program is a regional project that will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Central Alberta achieve prosperity through entry into the global marketplace.  Each SME that engages in the IBD program will have a specific plan and strategy for growth relative to their unique goals.

“Over 95% of businesses in the Central Alberta region are classified as small businesses and only a small number of them export their products or do business internationally. There is a need to assist and grow these regional SMEs”, says Pam Steckler of Access Prosperity.  “Access Prosperity coaches regional, innovative SMEs and helps drive them to do business on a global scale. We encourage Central Alberta SMEs to contact us and express their interest.” Access Prosperity can be contacted at 403-356-4935 or info@accessprosperity.ca.

This initiative is the result of a shared vision for economic prosperity and collaboration between Access Prosperity’s core partners who include the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Red Deer College, the Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce and CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership) and Community Futures Central Alberta.  The goal of the program is long term economic growth for the Central Alberta region, including job creation.

View the Government of Alberta announcement, made March 29, 2017, here.

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity