Central Alberta Investment Opportunities

Central Alberta Tourism Investment Opportunities: From the West Country to the Badlands

One of the fastest growing and most resilient sectors in the world, tourism is a key economic driver in Alberta. It’s an $8 billion industry that supports 19,000 businesses and employs more than 127,000 people across the province.  Alberta’s “visitor economy” holds great promise as a core pillar of economic diversification now and in the future. Its importance to the province’s well-being is especially important during periods of volatility within other sectors.  Alberta’s goal is to grow tourism revenue to $10 billion by 2020.



CAEP recognizes the role tourism plays in Central Alberta. Traversing a diverse landscape with the City of Red Deer nestled between the Canadian Rockies to the west, expansive farm lands, and the Canadian Badlands to the east, Central Alberta is quickly becoming ‘Tourism Central’.

That’s why we partnered with Alberta Culture and Tourism to conduct a high-level assessment of potential land based, commercial tourism investment opportunities in the central Alberta region. The purpose of this tourism investment opportunity assessment is to identify specific shovel ready tourism development opportunities to position central Alberta as a significant tourism destination area.




Alberta’s Visitor Economy. Retrieved from,

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Investing in CAEP Communities

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Communities are using as part of their overall Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction strategy.  This GIS mapping tool allows individual communities to publish information on their assets and opportunities that is requested by investors and potential new residents.  It would also contribute to enhancement of marketing and awareness for Alberta communities and their investment opportunities.

Investors looking to locate in Alberta, as well as site selectors working on their behalf, are able to obtain accurate and timely information regarding available property, transportation, and infrastructure across most of Alberta.  In addition, enhanced information is available through the Website Analytics reports included with the ZoomProspector License.


Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

Central_AB_logo1807blkCentral 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 they are equipped to answer all your questions about doing business or investing in Central Alberta.

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