Category: Business/Finance

  • ATB Forecasts Strong Alberta Economy For Second Half Of 2014

    ATB Forecasts Strong Alberta Economy For Second Half Of 2014

    Edmonton – Stabilizing global and North American economies will propel growth in Alberta in the second half of 2014, according to ATB Financial’s third quarter economic forecast. The most current projection by the ATB Economics and Research group remains unchanged from the second quarter, predicting Alberta will lead all provinces in real GDP growth at […]

  • The Cowley's Rafter Six® Back In The Saddle!

    Cowboy Logic: “When you get bucked off, you learn how to get up, dust yerself off and get back in the saddle!” After a long and challenging winter, the Cowley’s faith, hospitality & heritage are intact and “Back In The Saddle Again!” The Cowley Family are pleased to announce that Rafter Six® is once again […]

  • Albertans Firmly In Favour of Increased Energy Processing

    Albertans Firmly In Favour of Increased Energy Processing

    Alberta’s Industrial Heartland – Over 90% of Albertans support efforts to increase value added processing of our oil and natural gas resources in Alberta. A telephone survey of 601 Albertans was conducted between June 6 and 22 by Return On Insight (ROI) for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) exploring awareness and attitudes towards oil and […]

  • Harper Government Stands Behind Western Canadian Business with WINN

    Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative Helps Get Innovative Ideas from the Test Bench to Market Calgary, Alberta – Over its 5-year span WINN will provide up to $100 million in repayable assistance to western small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Under WINN, SMEs can apply for funding for a variety of tasks that are essential in taking […]

  • Alberta Small Business Confidence Remains High

    Alberta Small Business Confidence Remains High

    Hiring intentions strong; shortage of labour remains biggest challenge CALGARY – According to the latest Business Barometer survey results released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), confidence among Alberta’s entrepreneurs remained high at 72.6, virtually unchanged from May when it reached the highest point in the past two years. Nationally, however, the Business […]

  • Ric McIver Outlines Alberta-Made Labour Force Policy

    Ric McIver Outlines Alberta-Made Labour Force Policy

    Edmonton – If elected leader of the PC Party and Premier, a Ric McIver government will immediately take steps to create a made-in-Alberta labour force policy that keeps our province running as the economic engine of Canada. After visiting with the owner of a local car wash this morning, Ric McIver announced a three-point plan […]