Government Releases Natural Gas Vision & Strategy

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Alberta’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy

The Government of Alberta’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy will add more value to Alberta’s resources by creating the environment where industry can compete to develop the low-carbon products that modern global economies are demanding.

This is good news for every Albertan and reflects the critical importance of diversification in order to create a resilient economy.

As an essential partner in Alberta’s energy future, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is well-positioned to serve as a focal point for the growth areas presented in the Natural Gas Vision and Strategy, and our association is encouraged by the new investment attraction opportunities it represents.

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Government Launches Petrochemicals Incentive Program

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Government Launches Petrochemicals Incentive Program

On October 30, the Government of Alberta launched the Alberta Petrochemical Incentive Program (APIP). The goal of the program is to aggressively compete with jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East, and those in the US Gulf Coast, many of which offer similar incentives for petrochemical manufacturers.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association served as a strategic contributor to the development of the program and believes it will bolster the Heartland’s ability to attract projects that produce low-emissions advanced chemistry products under robust environmental, social and governance conditions.

“The Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program is a meaningful incentive program that will strengthen Alberta’s value proposition for large-scale petrochemical investments. As Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and a critical partner in Canada’s energy future, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is focused on capturing a potential $30 billion in new, diversified, value-add investments by 2030,” says Mark Plamondon, Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association.  “As an investment attraction tool, APIP will increase our region’s competitiveness and enhance our ability to attract petrochemical investment projects that diversify Alberta’s economy.”

APIP offers a direct financial incentive on new petrochemical or fertilizer facilities, or on expansions to existing ones.

High-level details include:

  • Once a project is up and running, companies that have successfully applied will receive grants worth 12 per cent of their eligible capital costs.
  • The grant will be issued in the final step in the process, ensuring that only projects already built and employing Albertans receive funds.
  • Prior to the grant, companies will need to show their project meets the program requirements by detailing the scope and expected cost of the project
  • The application window for small projects (between $50 million and $150 million in capital costs) will be open for five years. Applications for larger projects will be open for 10 years.

Visit the Government of Alberta website to learn more.

Join Our Team

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Join Our Team!

We’re hiring a Senior Business Development Representative!

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) is seeking a Senior Business Development Representative to join the AIHA team.

Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Senior Business Development Representative will play a key role in shaping and implementing AIHA’s business development strategy for attracting new investment into Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The Senior Business Development Representative will liaise with leading business development stakeholders, including existing and potential investors, representatives from the Canadian energy industry, representatives from all levels of government, and other related stakeholders.

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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!