Doing Business


Using our Economic Development Strategy as a guide, we offer a number of services for the business community. Contact us today to access these services or learn more. View our monthly e-newsletter below:

Business Retention and Expansion

We work with the Wainwright business community to generate projects, activities and resources that will build the local economy. This includes working one-on-one with new and expanding businesses.

  • Business Welcome Meetings: Meetings upon request with prospective, new and expanding businesses to provide general information and outline permit and license requirements
  • Business Referrals: Have a business-related question or concern? Call us and we’ll help answer the question or refer you to a business resource organization
  • Business Partnership Series: We are part of a partnership of community organizations that hold regular workshops and networking events to provide local learning opportunities on timely business topics
  • BizPaL: An online business permits and license service for business start-ups and expansions. Visit BizPaL
  • Communication: We distribute public economic information to keep our business community informed

Business Investment and Attraction

We market Wainwright regionally, provincially and nationally to draw investment to the area

  • Sector-specific Marketing: We develop plans and tools to attract new business and investment in our target sectors
  • Wainwright Information: We publish information about Wainwright
  • Regional Promotion: We are members of the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development and are actively involved in regional marketing and investment attraction strategies
  • Attraction: We promote Wainwright as a destination location for special events

Marketing, Promotion and Tourism

We work to promote Wainwright businesses and share information about local business opportunities through a variety of initiatives including:

  • Business Directory This directory of licensed Wainwright-based businesses is a great way to promote your business or find suppliers
  • Finding Work At profiles

We work to promote tourism to Wainwright and area through a variety of initiatives including:

  • Develop tourism brochures and advertising to promote the area
  • Partnership with Battle River Historical Society to manage TIC
  • Organize parade float and operators 

Community Development

  • Actively promote the Town of Wainwright's Economic Development Support fund
  • Direct individuals/business to programs such as Heritage Advisory Board, CIC, Community Futures, BusinessLink

Research & Information Services

We compile and/or undertake research to support investment attraction, business development and economic development.

  • Market Research: Need a stat or info about Wainwright? Check with us first.

Have a business-related question but aren’t sure who to ask? We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction