The 2019 Strategic Areas of Focus are:

  • Community Promotion and Marketing
  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Business and Investment Attraction
  • Workforce Attraction
  • Building Organizational Strength

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative goals are to:

• To raise the profile of the Elk Valley as a regional brand.

• To support existing Elk Valley businesses to stay, expand and diversify. 

• Create a business-friendly environment that communicates opportunities to new entrepreneurs and investors.

• Increase resident skilled workforce for the Elk Valley.

• Build organizational strength.


In an effort to prioritize, a report was commissioned entitled Elk Valley Regional Economic Opportunity Analysis & Growth Sector Identification. This was published in June 2013.

Elk Valley Regional Economic Opportunity Analysis & Growth Sector Identification FINAL REPORT (June 2013) – PDF DOWNLOAD