Economic Development

The Vegreville Economic Development department is here to help facilitate all your business needs. This includes:

  • Location assistance – we will help you find the perfect location for your business either by introducing you to one of our excellent realtors, directing you to online tools to assist your search, or even showing you available properties ourselves. We will do anything we can to make it easy to do business in Vegreville.
  • Information – we would be happy to give you any information you might need to either decide to start a business in Vegreville or to help you obtain financing for your business. This could include traffic counts, demographics like population/education levels/household income or whatever, regional spending, employment information or whatever you might need.
  • Referrals – we know most of the local businesses and business support services in the area and would be happy to introduce you to them. This could include lending institutions like banks, credit unions or Alberta Treasury Branch, possible suppliers or purchasers of your products or business support agencies like the Chamber of Commerce or Community Futures.
  • Permits and Licensing – we would be happy to introduce you to our outstanding planning department, who know that speed and accuracy are essential. While many businesses in larger centres take many months to get development permits, building permits and business licenses, Vegreville can get the “red tape” dealt with quickly, efficiently and accurately so that you can get started on your new business as soon as possible.

In summary, no matter what you need, the Vegreville Economic Development department is there to help – whether you need help finding a location, obtaining advice and financing, introductions to our planning department, or just a friendly person to discuss this with confidentially, we are here for you. For further information, please feel free to contact us at any time.


Tom Koep
Economic Development Manager
Town of Vegreville
4829 – 50 Street/ P.O. Box 640
Vegreville, AB T9C 1R7
Direct Line: (780) 632–3891
Email: tkoep@vegreville.com