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New UDI-ER Initiative: Growth is City Building

June 11, 2021

Dear UDI-ER Members,



We are pleased to provide you with an electronic copy of UDI-Edmonton Region’s most recent initiative – Growth is City Building.


In the spirit of collaboration and best practices, this document shares our industry’s perspective on the way growth can be managed in Edmonton so that we can continue to build a city where future generations will live and thrive. Additionally, with the upcoming 2021 municipal election this fall, the document may provide you with a useful resource when speaking with candidates and seeking their views and opinions.


To read the document, please click here. To read the accompanying key messages, please click here. Furthermore, if you would like a hard copy of Growth is City Building, please feel free to contact our office.






Mike Kohl                                                                               

Chair, UDI-ER 


Rick Preston

Executive Director, UDI-ER

Economic Action Plan Grant Goes Live June 7th

June 7, 2021

Edmonton businesses are able to apply for funding from Phase 2 of the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant, which is known as the Economic Action Plan (EAP) Grant, as of June 7th. This grant program will support the longer term diversification and resiliency-building efforts of Edmonton businesses.


Matching reimbursement grants up to $25,000 will be available and could support a minimum of 83 projects. Recipients of Phase 1 funding can apply for EAP Grant funding for a new project. Grant applications will be assessed against the outcomes of the Edmonton Economic Action Plan.

As part of the process, applicants will have to identify project outcomes and define eligible costs, demonstrate the feasibility of the project, and show how their project aligns with the program’s policy and actions.


As of May 31, 2021, application intake closed for the Business Association stream. All organizations that were interested in this grant are encouraged to review the details of the EAP Grant to see how they can qualify for funding through this phase. However, the Individual Business grant stream is still accepting applications. Through this stream, businesses can obtain $1,000 microgrants to address the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Full program details will be available at on June 7 at 10 a.m. If you have any questions, please reach out directly.


Tom Girvan, Project Manager - Edmonton Economic Action Plan               

Office: 780.944.0874 Mobile: 780.868.7240


Local Economy - Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development

City of Edmonton, 9th Floor Edmonton Tower

10111 - 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J0J4

Communication Process (Telus/Shaw) - Letter to Industry

June 7, 2021

To read the following letter from UDI-ER Shallow Utilities Committee Chair, Kayla Carnovale, please click here.

The Owl - Residential building permits had a strong April in Alberta

June 3, 2021

The seasonally adjusted value of building permits issued by Alberta municipalities* rose by a solid 9.8 per cent ($114.3 million) in April compared to March. This was the fourth monthly increase in a row.

To read more, please click here.

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