Startup YMM

Growing our Community of Entrepreneurs

This weekend’s Fort McMurray Fall Tradeshow and Market will feature five local businesses taking part in Startup YMM’s Industry Connection Pilot Program. Startup YMM, operated by Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT), launched the four-part industry program this fall, with segments focused on oil sands, retail, tourism, and technology.

Published:Oct 1, 2021

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Pop-Up Photography Tour concludes with overwhelming participation

The region-wide Pop-Up Photography Tour has concluded following the participation of hundreds of residents across Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. Aimed at capturing the people and places that make this region so incredible, well-known artists Crystal Mercredi and Lucas Seaward hosted 19 pop-up sessions across 10 communities, with nearly 700 registered participants.

Published:Sep 29, 2021

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Jet Bridges Bring Warm Welcome to Residents and Visitors

Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) have partnered to give the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) jet bridges a brand-new look and feel.

Published:Sep 27, 2021

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Region wins International Awards for Place Brand

As stewards of our region’s Place Brand, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT) is honoured to accept two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on behalf of the region. These awards recognize and celebrate our region-wide community Place Brand — Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

Published:Sep 8, 2021

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2021 Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship Golf Tournament

The 34th annual Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is coming to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo August 24-27, 2021. At the tournament, Canada’s top male amateur golfers, aged 25 and over, will compete for a national title. The tournament will be played at the Fort McMurray Golf Club and will be the first national championship event hosted in the region since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

Published:Aug 12, 2021

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Region-Wide Invitation to Participate in Pop-Up Photography Tour Promoting Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

Public Art Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT) are partnering to showcase the incredible and diverse everyday life of people in the region. Well-known and respected artists Crystal Mercredi and Lucas Seaward will tour from Fort Fitzgerald to Conklin this August to capture the unique landscapes, peoples and cultures in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

Published:Aug 4, 2021

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Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Labour Study Presentation

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT), in partnership with regional stakeholders, will present the 2021 regional labour study findings to the community on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The study provides a five-year forecast of labour market needs - highlighting future training requirements, hiring demands and attraction and retention practices.

Published:Aug 4, 2021

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Back Home Again

The Canadian Red Cross, The Canadian Mental Health Association, and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism join forces to bring to life Back Home Again, an animated short film with an all-star voice cast, that aims to build mental health awareness and spark conversations in communities across Canada and around the world.

Published:Jun 28, 2021

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Keyano College and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism partner to expand the attraction of international students

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT) is joining forces with Keyano College to recruit and retain more international students to the region. The partnership will deliver several new initiatives to grow the number of international students at the College by over 70 percent through a multi-year funding agreement. The anticipated growth in international students is expected to have an annual economic impact of over $3 million for Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo.

Published:Jun 17, 2021

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McMurray Métis and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Pursuing economic development and tourism opportunities, together.

Published:Jun 8, 2021

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Region wins awards for community developed Place Brand

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is getting noticed on a provincial level.

Published:Jun 1, 2021

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