Mackenzie County strives to make starting a business as easy as possible. The process of getting started varies significantly depending on the type of business being established. Those starting a home-based business will undergo a much different course of action than those purchasing land and/or constructing a facility.
The following is a list of the servcies available for business clients:
Assist in presenting a business case for locating in Mackenzie County
- Joint presentations to clients
Provide linkage to development and building permit process
- Indentify issues, needs, and initiate provision of background information
- Assistance with development permits and business licensing applications
- Arrange joint meetings with County representatives and business client
- Meet with County representatives on client's behalf
Market research data for business plans, including:
- Demographics and statistics
- GIS mapping services
Provide business consultation on starting a business in Mackenzie County
- Developing a business plan including financial and legal resource links
- Available lease space inventory and available land in Mackenzie County
- Arrange referrals to other business resources
- Economic development support agencies - Federal and Provincial
Marketing materials on Mackenzie County
- Customize information packages to meet client's needs
- Website: www.mackenziecounty.com
Are there any government grants available?
- While there is a possibility, most "grants" (in other words, financial assistance that is not repaid) often target specific clients with criteria you must meet to qualify. As a rule, there are no "grant programs" to assist with general small business start-up. Refer to the Business Link's website for the truth on government grants and a listing www.canadabusiness.ab.ca and click on Federal Provincial Grant.
Questions about starting a business in Mackenzie County?
- Discuss your business needs and desires in confidence.
Andrew O'Rourke, Economic Development Officer
Main Line: 780.928.3983
Toll Free: 1.877.927.0677