Economic Development


Welcome to Strathmore Economic Development! 


 Business Recovery Hotline



A direct local hotline for workplace guidance and supports to assist businesses in the recovery affected by COVID-19. 


Monday - Friday

10am to 2pm












Economic Development is a collaborative process and we are looking forward to working with our community stakeholders as well as the region to uncover potential and capitalize on those opportunities to elevate Strathmore to one of the top places for business and a balanced uncompromising lifestyle and to be recognized as the gem east of Calgary.

In order to create an environment where economic development can take place, we are fostering a proactive, collaborative and responsive business climate. A balanced and diversified approach to growth in addition to solid support to our current business community is crucial to the Strathmore’s success and increased prosperity of our community.

Our approach is an interlinked net of economic, social and environmental objectives that will set Strathmore apart from other communities. Strathmore is a unique key location that caters to an innovative, self sustainable, balanced, resilient lifestyle where “Quality of Life is the Way of Life”.

Where your business and workplace is supported and thrives is the place to be…it is your place to live and prosper!

Our Economic Development office is offering the following services to business:

  • First stop for business and event ideas to get connected to resources and pertinent information;
  • Provide new businesses with relocation and site selection services;
  • Assisting business with set up, resources and general information, business transitions;
  • Facilitate partnerships, connect opportunities and collaborations;
  • Facilitate introductions to local organizations, connect businesses with local and regional networks;
  • Assist with collaborative marketing and/or grant opportunities;
  • Collaborate to provide business learning opportunities such as workshops, speakers series, and seminars, info evenings/ luncheons;
  • Support current entrepreneurs with sustainability, discussing opportunities, expansion and diversification as well as succession planning;
  • Providing assistance for tourism product and event development opportunities;
  • Promote opportunities and Strathmore as the best choice for business regionally and provincially!

Please note that our services are confidential and not limited to the list above.

Strathmore is open for business and opportunity!

If you have any ideas for a new business or events, would like to discuss expansion, relocation to or investment in Strathmore feel free to contact Kristen Shima at or call 403 325 0714. 

View our New Business Welcome Package

View our Economic Development Priorities and Implementation Considerations Report - January 2015

Business Beautification Program

Strathmore Communities in Bloom and the Strathmore and District Chamber of Commerce are pleased to introduce the new Business Beautification Program. This program aims to encourage local commercial businesses to beautify and maintain their storefronts and surrounding property all year round. The Business Beautification Program will provide the opportunity for participants to potentially qualify for some funding available designed to help offset the costs associated with improving the business. Please note that the Business Beautification Program has been postponed until the 2022 year.

Click here to learn more about or to apply to the Business Beautification Program 

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