Message From EDA CEO Leann Hackman-Carty

September 23, 2016 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It was our privilege to assist the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) in its first stage of economic recovery after forest fires devastated the region in May.  

EDA and the RMWB established the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline to help its business community recover after the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. The Hotline was designed to register small businesses, gather information about their immediate needs and provide access to various resources, including providing emergency financial relief on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross.

We are proud to report the Hotline reached its goal, providing 3,496 small businesses with $1000 in emergency financial aid. This support was critical in getting businesses in the region back on their feet as quickly as possible.

As we now step aside to let the RMWB embark on a new phase of support for businesses, we wish them all the best as they continue to roll-out other elements of their business and economic recovery plan.

To read more about EDA's role in the Wood Buffalo Business Recovery Hotline visit our website at

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