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Leading growth in the community is a top priority for the City of St. Albert, whether welcoming new industry to the city or championing local businesses as they expand and pursue new opportunities. Economic development is important for improving the everyday life of residents and businesses by providing opportunities and services available within the city that promote business growth and enhances resident and community experiences.

The Business Licensing branch of the Economic Development department ensures the City fosters safe and healthy business practices and requires businesses to hold a valid Business Licence when conducting business within the boundaries of St. Albert.

Highlights from 2017 include:

  • At the end of 2017, there were 3,535 active business licences in St. Albert - this represents a 3.1 per cent increase from 2016.
  • Growth in commercial/industrial businesses was responsible for the majority of the increase, as the number grew to 1,511 - an increase of 3.8 per cent from 2016.
  • 307 new local businesses were licensed in St. Albert in 2017, including 145 commercial/industrial businesses and 162 home-based businesses.

Some new businesses in 2017 include:

  • The Canadian Brewhouse
  • Italian Bakery's Mercato
  • Game OVR
  • The Atlantic Kitchen
  • LovePizza
  • Marshalls/Homesense
  • New businesses in the new section of St. Albert Centre

If you’re a business owner, or a prospective business owner in St. Albert, the annual Economic Development Business Breakfast may be of interest to you! Being held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, this event is an opportunity for St. Albert’s business, government and community leaders to come together and celebrate our city’s successes and growth this past year, as well as learn more about why St. Albert is a smart place to invest. The keynote speaker will be Stephanie Boldt, Senior Manager, PwC, speaking about the tax legislation regarding private corporations released in July 2017.

Photos from last year’s event:

Last edited: January 24, 2018

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