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Business Resources

The following business resource links are intended to provide you with resources and information relevant to the city, province and country.


Community Futures Lethbridge can lend up to $150,000 to any one business, for working capital, inventory, equipment, renovations, expansion, etc. They can also work with you on business planning and market research.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provides financing, consulting and information for small to medium businesses. Contact their local branch to learn more.
If you need information on existing industries in Lethbridge, visit our Core Industries page.

Many local businesses, groups and associations may offer additional resources and support for your business:


The Business Link has information on provincial financing and grant opportunities.
Alberta Finance and Enterprise has developed a document on Community and Regional Economic Development Funding Programs. This document describes a number of funding programs related to community and regional economic development.
Employment Alberta has downloadable Industry Profiles available free of charge and Alberta’s Economic Development website has information on the province’s many industry sectors. 
You may need to jumpstart your marketing initiatves in order to promote your new business or your business in a new city. You can find a myraid of marketing information at The Business Link website.
If you need addistance with your business in the form of mentoring or coaching, see  the Business Link for their Guest Advisor Program and Small Business Learning Sessions.
Business planning is a crucial step in developing a business and is often the key to obtaining financing and community support. For information and resources on business planning, see Canada Business Link’s Guide to Business Plans and a Business Start-Up Checklist.
To determine the potential economic impact your business will have on the community, visit the Government of Alberta statistics page.


The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) provices financing, consulting, and information for small to medium businesses. 
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) offers a world-class Mentoring Program that matches you with an experienced business professional. The CYBF also offers Post-Launch Resources to help you stay focused, navigate challenges, and stay on the road to long-term success.   
Canada Business can help you find grant, loan and financing opportunities using a series of questions and also provides you with links to mentoring, coaching and consulting opportunities.
The Canada Business Network is a collection of government departments and agencies that provide financing such as grants, contributions, subsidies, and loan guarantees.  Find out what type of government financing might be available for your business.




Economic Development Lethbridge
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Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

Convention & Events Contact:
Erin Crane, Director
Meeting, Event & Partnership Development

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: erin@chooselethbridge.ca

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