Creating the New Alberta! 

Report HERE reveals options for addressing Alberta's wide-spread 
decrease in economic resilience and weak SME ecosystem 


  Widespread Resilience Decrease

Jobs/People Impact Severe

 Edmonton Region decreased 19%, now ...

 On par with Calgary. Most industries decreased

 Only Legal Services and Tourism escaped

Decreased corporate investment

Increased unemployment and layoffs

Decreased job creation


  Constraints on Recovery

Limited Government Role

  67% view the Ecosystem for SMEs as ineffective

  Banks and VCs are too risk averse to help

  Market access, debt and government ideology

Policy support for SMEs and entrepreneurs

Invest in research before projects or techcom

Negotiate trade agreements


  Industries Most Vulnerable


Industries Least Vulnerable

 Infotech (Analytics) and BioTech (Health)

 Research (Education)

 Forestry (Wood Products)

Legal (Security)

Human Resources (Development)

Tourism (Entertainment & Hospitality)






Long term

   < 5-years 

Tourism (Hospitality)

Agriculture (Food Processing)

Construction (Real Estate)

   5-15 years

BioTech (Health)

Renewable energy

Transportation and Infotech

   > 15 years

Nuclear energy including - 

  advanced manufacturing

Renewable energy

Essential for Creating the new Alberta!  A resilient economy,
Leadership in innovation, and Energy transitions

Join us in Red Deer, November 26th - our all-industry Convention for addressing
what can be done to advance recovery and improve Alberta's economic resilience

                           Full Report can also be viewed/downloaded HERE

2016 Technology Industry Directory -HERE

The Best 2015 

2016 Digital Predictions - HERE

Spring Survey Results: Improving Access to Capital and Input to the Proposed Investor Tax Credit - HERE


November 26th - CONVENTION - Red Deer

Creating the new Alberta! - Vision & Leadership 

Stay-tuned as we work with Alberta industries and professions for assembling panels and panelists, presenters and sponsors for idenifying BIG IDEAS and a series of resolutions on what Alberta industry and professions can do to achieve economic recovery and improve the province's economic resilience.  

                               Interested? Contact HERE

Education & Research

Health & BioTech

Infotech & Analytics

Human Resources & Development

Energy & Distribution

Construction & Real Estate   

Environment & CleanTech

Engineering & Design

Management & Strategy

Transportation & Logistics

Volunteers & NGOs  

Agriculture & Food Processing

Finance & Investment

Legal & Security

Communications & Marketing   

Tourism & Entertainment

Manufacturing & Export

Forestry & Wood Products

PROCEEDINGS are HERE of our 2015 Connector Series "Creativity & Convergence - Engineering innovation" (Edmonton March 24th) and - "Creating the new Alberta! "(Calgary November 30th).

The Conference video is HERE

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Our 2016 Alberta forecast
Alberta continues to feel the tremors following the oil price quake: an oversupply of oil and warnings of climate change, a worldwide economic slowdown and low interest rates, and sustained geo-political turmoil. Can it get any worse? Here are two cautionary notes for 2016: one, for the new Alberta government - heed the lessons learned from the Ontario debacle, and two, for troubled corporations - don’t go it alone. Innovation is mandatory, but innovation is more than an idea, to recover, to grow, and to prosper, requires a market and often a new partner.

Forecast - Going small, swift, and supple: 
1. Increased bankruptcy filings and a rise in M&A activity; 
2. Increased public spending on infrastructure;
3. Increased investment activity targeting emerging technologies 
4. Public restructuring of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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ABCtech's Industry Network  (12,532 - Dec 31st, 2015)
Special Interests
Education & Research (2035)
InfoTech & Analytics (1940)
Energy & Distribution  (1329)
Environment & CleanTech (1015)
Government & Public Policy (1005)
NGO - Non Government Organization (952)
Finance & Investment (897)
Communications & Marketing (863)
Manufacturing & Export (768)
Management & Strategy (749)
Health & BioTech (704)
Human Resources & Development (446)
Construction & Real Estate (421)
Engineering & Design (385)
Transportation & Logistics (289
)Agriculture & Food Processing (262)
Legal & Security (252)
Entertainment & Hospitality (243)
Forestry & Wood Products (128)
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