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Lethbridge rose to 9th place in an annual report on financial performance and transparency among cities across Canada in 2014

The urban park system in Lethbridge covers 4300 acres.

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The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has a Spin Master Innovation Fund that offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs with a big, bold business idea that will create sustainable and scalable businesses with national and international expansion potential.
The Lethbridge College (LC) programs include applied research components with four Research Centres and Labs:  Aquaculture Centre for Excellence; Living Home; Citizen Society Research Lab; and Open Source Learning Lab.
With a focus on liberal education, smaller class sizes, co-op placements, excellence in teaching, and student involvement in research, The University of Lethbridge (U of L) provides top-quality education and opportunities to be involved in cutting-edge research.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has a strong focus on agriculture production research, with 54 research scientists and a total staff of 350 located at the Lethbridge Research Centre (LRC), which is one of the largest within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's national network of 19 research centres. LRC’s research is focused in the areas of environmental health, bioproducts and bioprocesses, food safety and nutrition, and sustainable production systems
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has a total of 130 people in the region and additional research staff located in Lethbridge with expertise in irrigation, production systems and rural entrepreneurship.  This provincial department has a breadth of resources to help producers and processors in developing viable businesses.
Alberta Innovates has many programs to finance, promote and support industry innovation, research and development.
If you have developed a new product, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office can provide information on how to protect your ideas and products.
Economic Development Lethbridge has facilitated the creation of tecconnect – An Alberta Center for New Commerce, a technology transition facility designed to attract, incubate and develop new and established technology companies to achieve commercialization of products and services. The Centre has an Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) focus with a specific emphasis on geospatial imaging and has a direct connection the Blackbridge Networks data center, which allows for extremely high speed data transfer and large scale data storage and manipulation capabilities. Being co-located with Blackbridge provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to “rub shoulders” with experts already working in the industry as well as benefitting from their overall knowledge and experience in an ICT business. tecconnect is seeking entrepreneurs to set up their companies in the tecconnect facility to commercialize a new product or service.

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

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E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

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

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E-Mail: erin@chooselethbridge.ca

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