Business Resources

Community Futures Highwood
14 McRae Street
t: 403.995.4151

Programs and Services for new entrepreneurs and existing small business owners including flexible short term Business Office rental space, Business Loans, Business Planning assistance, Business workshops, and programs for entrepreneurs with disabilities and for youth including the accredited Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. Community Futures Highwood is a non-profit organization serving a municipal  region south of Calgary, and is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada.
Business Programs and Services
  • loan programs - start-up, expansion, maintenance
  • business plan development, evaluation and coaching
  • business workshops
  • one-on-one busines support
  • entrepreneurs with disabilities programming
  • youth/student year round and summer business loans and entrepreneur camp
  • business incubator including meeting room, training room, and furnished offices
Chambers of Commerce

Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce
(Turner Valley, Black Diamond), Longview, Millarville, and surrounding areas)
Box 61, Turner Valley, T0L 2A0

High River and District Chamber of Commerce
2nd Floor, 28-12 Avenue SE
t: 403.652.3336
f: 403.652.7660

Okotoks Chamber of Commerce
14 McRae Street
t: 403.938.2848
f: 403.938.6649

Municipal Governments

Town of Black Diamond
301 Centre Avenue W.
t: 403.933.4348
f: 403.933.5865

M.D. of Foothills No. 31
309 Macleod Trail, High River
Economic Development
t: 403.652.6252
f: 403.652.7880

Town of High River
309B MacLeod Trail SW
Economic Development
t: 403.652.8622
f: 403.652.2396

Town of Okotoks
5 Elizabeth Street
Economic Development
t: 403.938.8052
f: 403.938.8968
c: 403.819.5643
Town of Turner Valley
514 Windsor Avenue NW
t: 403.933.4944
f: 403.933.5377

All businesses are required to obtain business licenses and relevant development and/or building permits, depending on the nature of the activity. Contact the individual municipalities for further information.


Handy Web Links

Alberta Small Business Resources
Directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs.
Business Link
A government information service for
existing and prospective businesses.
Serves as a single point of access for
federal and provincial government services, programs and regulatory
requirements for business.

Calgary Regional Partnership

Calgary Economic Development
Key industry sectors and competitive
advantage information.

Calgary Real Estate Board
Real estate statistics.

Community Futures Highwood
Business and economic development services to the Foothills Region.

Foothills Community Immigrant
Settlement/integration services for    southern Alberta immigrants/refugees

McBride Career & Employment Centre
Career and employment services for the Foothills Region.

Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
Investment, competitive advantage,
and statistical information.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural
Business and marketing information for
agriculture and food processors.

Travel Alberta
Tourism information.

Business Development Bank of

1935 32 Ave NE, Calgary
t: 403.292.5590
A financial institution delivering
delivers financial, investment and
consulting services to Canadian small
and medium-sized businesses.