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We're Hiring a Business Development Officer


Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) is seeking a Business Development Officer, Infrastructure and Diversification, to join the AIHA team.

Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Business Development Officer, Infrastructure and Diversification, will play a key role in shaping and implementing AIHA’s ongoing analysis of regional/provincial/national industrial infrastructure and the AIHA’s investment attraction activities for new and emerging industrial sectors.

The Business Development Officer, Infrastructure and Diversification, will liaise with leading business development stakeholders including existing and potential investors, representatives from all levels of government (AIHA members and federal, provincial and local governments) and other related groups..


Applications for this position will be accepted until noon MDST on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Please include a cover letter and resume in your application and send to:

Stacy Powell, Office Manager
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association

The Road to Canada’s Economic Recovery Goes Through Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

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The Road to Canada's Economic Recovery Goes Through Alberta's Industrial Heartland


Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19 needs good chemistry. With the country reeling from historic debt levels, including more than $231 billion in pandemic health and safety measures and emergency federal spending, Alberta’s chemistry and value-add manufacturing sectors are critical to ensuring Canada’s future viability.

Before COVID-19, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland was a key driver of Canada’s energy future and a critical piece of Canada’s economic engine. In Alberta alone, the chemistry sector contributes more than $16.2 billion to our economy.

Canada’s way of life is built on chemistry and it is part of everything we touch and everything that touches us. From personal protective equipment to sanitation chemicals and hand sanitizer, advanced chemical manufacturing is the innovation workhorse leading the way as front-line heroes work tirelessly to keep us safe.
“With more than 95% of the world’s manufactured products relying on chemistry and value-add manufacturing, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region is part of a global value-add manufacturing sector that represents more than 70,000 products that Canadians use every day. It’s personal for all of us and our region is committed to safety, innovation, diversification and sustainability,” says Mark Plamondon, Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association.

Now, as Canadians navigate the uncertainty of these times and as we begin to see beyond COVID-19, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and its more than 40 companies and thousands of employees are critical to helping Canada recover from the economic and market impacts of the pandemic. The region’s ability to produce advanced chemistry products under robust environmental, social and governance conditions positions Canada as a shining example for the world, keeping families safe, food protected and our economy thriving.

Save-the-Date for AIHA 2021 Annual Conference

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New Date for 2021 Annual Conference

The 2021 AIHA Annual Conference will take place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on Thursday, September 9, 2021. More details will be available in Spring 2021 and general admission tickets will go on sale May 15, 2021.

AIHA Celebrates 20 Years

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AIHA Celebrates 20 Years

With friends, stakeholders, and industry partners in attendance, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association recently celebrated 20 years of municipal collaboration, investment and economic diversification in the Industrial Heartland.

AIHA Board Member representatives from the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, Lamont County, and the City of Edmonton were joined by Associate Member representatives from the Towns of Redwater, Bruderheim, and Gibbons to recognize this incredible achievement and toast to the next 20 years.

As we look back at our Association’s history, we reflect on all that the Association has achieved over those years and we are proud of the work we’ve done to attract investment, to drive energy diversification, and to promote innovative business solutions.

Twenty years ago, the municipalities of The City of Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Strathcona and Sturgeon Counties recognized the opportunity afforded them by their unique location in the province. These visionary municipalities created a partnership dedicated to strengthening sustainable industrial development that benefits the residents and businesses in our municipalities.

With the addition of The City of Edmonton in 2010 and three Associate members – Bruderheim, Gibbons and Redwater in 2011, the Association continues to demonstrate the value of that cooperation. As a result, more than $40 billion in capital has been invested in the region, realizing significant returns to the economy of Alberta and to the communities in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region. We are a globally recognized brand and a passionate advocate for thoughtful, smart, and meaningful policies to encourage investment in the region and in Canada.

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate this remarkable achievement!