Although Alberta’s energy sector accounts for about one-quarter of its GDP, the province’s GDP shares of other sectors, such as construction, finance and real estate, and business and commercial services grew significantly between 1985 and 2014.
Explore information about Alberta's rich agriculture industry.
Business development support
Find resources to support new, growing and existing businesses in Alberta communities.
- Aboriginal Workforce and Economic Development in Alberta
- Alberta's Small Business Resources
- BizPal Online Business Permits and Licences
- Corporate Registry
- Devon (AB) Research Centre
- Productivity Assessment and Coaching
- Rural Economic Development Diversification Services
- Small Business Resource Directory
Construction and infrastructure
Learn how construction and infrastructure are essential to Alberta’s growing communities.
Entrepreneurship in Alberta
Find opportunities to start or grow a business in Alberta’s communities.
- Alberta's Rural Communities: Their Economic Contribution to Alberta and Canada
- Alberta Rural Development Network
- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
- Community Futures - Alberta
- Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program
- Exploring Entrepreneurship
- Rural Development Initiative: Creating Pathways for Entrepreneurial Families
- Small Business Highlights
- Small Business Resources
Environmental products and services
Find resources and information on Alberta's environment service sector
Expand markets and trade
Access information on expanding markets and trade and how this benefits your community.
- Agreement on Internal Trade
- Alberta International Offices
- Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Alberta (CME)
- Canadian Trade Commissioner Service - Alberta
- Corporate Registry
- Export Development Canada
- Export Your Products
- Industry Associations
- International Commercial Business
- Logistics and Market Access
- Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
- Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Negotiations
- Western Provinces Trade Agreements
Technology and innovation
Learn why Alberta's communities are hubs for technology growth and innovation.
- Alberta Innovates
- Aerospace and Defense
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Concierge - Your guide to innovation
- Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Life Sciences Industry
- Research Programs and Collaboration Opportunities