Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) is a regional economic development alliance of 30 municipalities. BRAED’s mission statement is “to enhance regional economic development opportunities in the Battle River region.”
The Go East of Edmonton Regional Tourism Organization is dedicated to be the driving force for innovative and collaborative tourism marketing and development that contributes to the sustainability, prosperity and quality of life for tourism operators and communities East of Edmonton and across East Central Alberta.
Mission Statement: "To advocate and promote the improvement and development of the Veterans Memorial Highway #36 as a local, regional and international transportation route, so as to maximize upon the resulting benefits to the eastern corridor communities. The Association shall support all efforts to improve safety and encourage economic development and expansion of Highway 63 and 881 which are integral to the future of Highway 36."
Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is the only professional organization for economic developers in Alberta. EDA is committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing information, networking and educational opportunities. It is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors who represent the interests of its membership as a whole.
The Ports-to-Plains Alliance, based in Lubbock, Texas, is a non-profit, non-partisan, community driven advocacy group led by mayors, councilpersons, economic development officials, business, and other opinion leaders from 10 U.S. states served by a nine-state, 2,300-plus mile economic development corridor between Mexico and Canada. In the U.S., these communities reach from Texas on the south to North Dakota and Montana on the north. The corridor extends into the energy and agriculture rich areas in Canada. The Government of Alberta joins many communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan looking to expand infrastructure serving the economic needs of their regions and the whole of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. In Mexico, development is taking place connecting the Texas/Mexico border in communities along the corridor stretching to the Ports of Mazatlán on the west coast of Mexico.