Business Support Services

A successful business is a reflection of the owner's hard work, vision and dedication, but from time to time a helping hand may be required. The Town of Diamond Valley has supports in place to help business owners set up new enterprises, achieve ongoing success, and help businesses grow when they are ready to. Providing the right kind of support to business owners not only helps them, it helps to build a stronger business community and a more prosperous local economy.

The following support services are in place to help everyone - from a first time entrepreneur with a new business idea wanting to know how to get started, to a well established business owner wanting to grow.  We encourage business owners to explore these services to give their businesses an innovative edge and ensure their continued success. 

Programs and Assistance for New and Existing Businesses

Diamond Valley Economic Development Committee (EDC)

The EDC works to help the business sector to thrive in Diamond Valley.  The EDC includes two members of Council and eight members-at-large representing the business community of both municipalities. To learn more about the current members of the committee, please visit the Diamond Valley Economic Development website.

Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce

Promoting and improving trade and commerce as well as the economic, civic and social welfare of the district served by the organization. Serving Diamond Valley, Longview, Millarville and surrounding areas.

Community Futures Highwood 

A non-profit community-owned organization fostering active community partnerships, Community Futures Highwood delivers comprehensive business services and programs resulting in economically diverse and viable shareholder communities.  Learn more about current business investment, training and development services offered by CFH here.

Foothills Tourism

This association works to grow a strong agricultural and entrepreneurial rural business community by attracting visitors locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally to the Foothills region. 

Travel Alberta

Travel Alberta drives the growth of the province’s visitor economy, creating and promoting must-visit destinations throughout the province. They help businesses develop memorable products and experiences, market those products and experiences to the world, and ensure visitors have access to them. 

Business Link

Government information service for prospective and existing businesses. A single point of access for federal and provincial government services, programs and regulatory requirements for business.

Biz Connect

Small business resources and Alberta government program information.

Sign Up Alberta 

Find out about Tourist Oriented Directional Signs (TODS).  Determine whether your attraction, service or facility qualifies for the program, find out tthe cost of your potential sign and begin the application process.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)  

The federal financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs, BDC helps create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.