2021 Economic development strategic plan
The Economic Development Strategic Plan prioritizes economic development activities for the upcoming year, and identifies how resources will be allocated.
Community Training Needs and Labour Force Analysis
Responding to employer-expressed needs, the Town of Whitecourt recently commissioned a Community Training and Workforce Needs Analysis to quantify local labour force strengths, and identify gaps in occupational skills and training. The study is now complete, and we thank all those who contributed to the success of this project for their participation and input in the development of study. The Community Training Needs and Labour Force Analysis Report will be utilized to develop strategies and action plans to ensure that Whitecourt and area has the workforce to retain and attract employers both now and into the future.
Whitecourt Biomass Study
Regional pre-feasibility scan of potential biomass supply in Whitecourt.
Alberta Newsprint Company Site Hosting Prospectus
Alberta Newsprint Company (ANC) is actively seeking project developers for Greenfield projects at its 500 acre site located only 10 kilometres outside the Town of Whitecourt.
Geothermal Feasibility Study
In 2018, Terrapin Geothermics completed a study for the Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) that involved conducting temperature assessments for 42 municipalities, including Whitecourt and Woodlands County. The study identified that Whitecourt – Woodlands County region has strong potential for direct-use applications and power generation. Whitecourt submitted the ACP grant application earlier this year, and will act as the managing partner for the project.
The study will also provide an analysis and recommendations of the best use of geothermal resources within our region including analysis of local industrial facility heat and power loads including municipal buildings, recreations centres, and other similar buildings. The expected economic impacts, investment attraction, job creation, short-term drilling and construction work, and long-term value added services available will also be explored.