From providing tools that support economic vitality to developing cost savings programs, your bottom line is important to us.
Scroll through the categories below to learn more about our Economic-related Programs & Initiatives.
Property assessment is the process of assigning a dollar value to a property for the purpose of taxation.
The Municipal Government Act defines property as a parcel of land, an improvement, or a parcel of land and an improvement to the land. An improvement is defined as a structure or items attached to a structure that would be transferred by a sale of the structure. Examples of an improvement may include a building, driveway, landscaping, manufactured home or machinery and equipment.
Who prepares assessments in Alberta?
Alberta’s property assessment and taxation system is guided by a legislative framework under the Municipal Government Act and its supporting regulations. The system operates through the coordinated roles and responsibilities of the Government of Alberta and Alberta’s municipalities.
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
This program provides funding for a municipality or non-profit organization wishing to pursue a project to enhance a community’s capacity. This could be upgrades to a community or cultural centre, tourism facilities, cenotaphs, libraries, parks, or many other projects that help your community celebrate Canada’s 150th.
Are you searching for information on high speed internet service?
AUMA has consistently advocated that the Province of Alberta address the critical lack of dependable and affordable high speed broadband internet service. We have recognized the crucial role connectivity plays in the sustainability and welfare of our members’ communities and we continue to urge the provincial government to assist municipalities in finding cost-effective and reliable service solutions.
Business Attraction: are you ready to attract a new enterprise or industry to your municipality, or looking to retain existing businesses?
Business Vitality Alberta (BVA)
BVA is an easy-to-use tool designed to help you maximize your community’s business and economic vitality. BVA shows you how to solidly build a healthy community, support entrepreneurs, and foster small business growth.
What is economic development?
Economic development can be seen as the sustained, concerted actions of policy makers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area. This may include development of human capital, critical infrastructure, regional competitiveness, social inclusion, health, safety, and literacy. Local governments can and should play a lead role in economic development, but private residents, community organizations, and regional interest groups also have an important part to play.