The former Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) published the following studies exploring the challenges and opportunities that impact Alberta’s continued prosperity.
Alberta’s sustained prosperity is reliant on its competitiveness nationally and internationally. This annual benchmarking study compares Alberta’s relative competitiveness to 14 other jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. For both government and industry, this study is an important measurement and reporting tool that identifies key areas to focus on to maintain Alberta’s prosperity.
Alberta’s sustained prosperity is reliant on its competitiveness in the global market. The study compares Alberta’s relative competitiveness to 14 other jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. For both government and industry, this study is an important measurement and reporting tool that identifies key areas to focus on to maintain Alberta’s prosperity. This edition builds on the inaugural Report on Competitiveness: Alberta 2010 .
Congestion is a part of life in communities and regions across Alberta. While it is in part a function of the diversity and dynamism of the provincial economy attracting people and business to the province, congestion is also an impediment to business productivity, health and safety, and quality of life. The study sheds insight on Alberta’s congestion issues and the congestion management (CM) options available to all parties in the solution. Download Congestion Management Full Report here .
Alberta is lagging behind other jurisdictions in Canada and around the world in providing a legislative framework to support water reuse. Asserting that water supply challenges are limiting community development and economic growth in Alberta, the study calls on the province to update its water management and reuse policy, legislation, technologies and practices; and to integrate the concepts into its current water governance and water license allocation systems.
Innovation must be a priority for Alberta. The study identifies probative questions that focus on what Alberta needs to do to create an innovation system that spurs research, innovation and commercialization of ideas that have high return potential.
Discusses the impacts recent transportation fuels shortages have had on the province, what can be done to mitigate issues, and who should take the lead.
Illustrates the need to avoid skilled labour shortages as the Alberta economy heats up, and makes calls to action to both provincial and federal governments.
This report expresses AEDA's vision for Alberta to be recognized as a globally responsible energy leader, and for this story to be communicated effectively to the world. A framework is provided laying out some broad goals accompanied by recommendations to achieve those goals.
Examines Alberta's financial services industry and suggests areas of opportunity for the industry to expand and diversify.
Recommends three actions to improve broadband connectivity to rural Alberta.
Explores the opportunity for Alberta to capitalize in an emerging area, including the benefits of using EOR, and to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Identifies, examines and compares the current status of Alberta water characteristics, markets and issues facing Alberta across each of its major water basins and how these are affecting sustainable economic development.
Examines key productivity drivers and what Alberta needs to create "a culture of innovation and productivity" within the province.
Initiating a vision for, and a clear description of, a desirable economic future for Alberta.
Shares strategies to promote mega project excellence in Alberta, in response to concerns about a series of cost overruns associated with the construction of recent mega projects.
Identifies a serious problem Alberta was facing with growing skilled-labour shortages, and raises concerns that shortages will become even more acute in the future.
Demonstrates the importance of the transportation and logistics sector to the Alberta economy, and provides a clear understanding of what is needed to meet the demands of a growing value-added economy over the next decade.