Starting a Business

Strathmore’s Economic Development Center

Strathmore has just recently hired their first Economic Development Officer in order to help Strathmore’s current and future businesses to thrive.

As part of this shifting focus to economic development in the Town of Strathmore, Strathmore has also opened an Economic Development Center. The purpose of Strathmore’s Economic Development Center is to provide up-to-date information for new and current Strathmore businesses. This center offers event ideas, partnership suggestions, grant opportunities and tourism assistance.

Additional services provided by the Center are particularly helpful for new businesses looking to move to Strathmore because the Center provides site selection help, workshops, and even assistance with business set up.

More about the Town of Strathmore’s economic development website, providing comprehensive data, can be found here.

For more information on the new Economic Development Center, or to contact Alexandra Ross, the Economic Development Officer for the Town of Strathmore, you can:

email [email protected]

Phone: 403.361.1669

Business Licencing

Individuals looking to start a business in Strathmore will need to apply for a business licence (if they don’t already have one). While the process of obtaining a business licence is fairly simple, there are multiple steps.

The type of licence needed is also dependent on the industry. For example, direct sellers, gas/electric marketers, or retail home sales all need to apply for different licences.

The easiest tool to use to figure out what types of permits and licences your business will need (at provincial and federal levels) is Alberta’s BizPal tool.

This tool requires you to simply:

  1. Enter your location (Strathmore)
  2. Enter your type of business
  3. And finally, provide some generic business information

BizPal will then let you know what types of licences and permits you will need in relation to your company.

Strathmore is not currently participating in the BizPal initiative, so only provincial and federal business information will be provided to businesses. For municipal specific licencing, it is recommended you read and understand the Town of Strathmore’s licencing requirements.

Strathmore Economic Base

Oil, natural gas, agriculture, retail & manufacturing comprise the economic base for Strathmore. The surrounding area is home to many large feedlots and cattle operations, as well as irrigation farming.