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Helping Local Employers Address Labour Crunch

Community Organizations Come Together to Launch Workforce Immigration & Support Program (WISP)

Published:Oct 26, 2022

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FMWBEDT Publishes its Inaugural Five-Year Economic Development & Tourism Strategy

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) is pleased to officially publish its Inaugural 5-Year Economic Development & Tourism Strategy (2022 – 2026), in coordination with the recently released RMWB Council Strategic Plan. Focused on driving the economic competitiveness of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, the strategy acknowledges the central role collaboration with stakeholders and Rights holders will play in increasing the region’s ability to compete nationally and globally for investment, visitation, talent, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Published:Aug 25, 2022

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Partnership with Travel Alberta Boosts Investment in Local Tourism Businesses

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) is working with Travel Alberta to help local tourism businesses expand their products and experiences. As the travel industry continues to adapt to changing health restrictions, Travel Alberta is investing in destination development through its Capital Investment & Tourism Asset Grant program. In Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, five local tourism operators received grants to support diversifying or expanding their tourism operations.

Published:Dec 22, 2021

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Quarterly News - December 2021

Welcome to the seventh issue of our e-newsletter.

Published:Dec 1, 2021

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Discover the unexpected Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) is showcasing the region’s new identity and destination name—Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo—through a provincial campaign that aims to share what life is like in the Northeastern corner of Alberta. The region is known as a place of incredible economic opportunity, and the campaign spotlights the unexpected, a family of close-knit communities, with rich culture and history, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Published:Nov 14, 2021

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Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Through Our Lens

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) has launched a provincial campaign to showcase the region’s identity and share what life is like in the region. While Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is known as a place of incredible economic opportunity, this campaign also spotlights the unexpected—the region’s family of close-knit communities, rich culture and history, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Published:Oct 15, 2021

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Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Wins Global ‘City Nation Place’ Award

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo has won an international award that recognizes a world-leading level of community engagement for the development of the region’s place brand. On behalf of the region, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) is proudly accepting the world-renowned City Nation Place Award for Best Citizen Engagement.

Published:Oct 13, 2021

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Launching into the Canadian Meetings & Conventions Market

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT) officially launched into the Canadian Meetings and Conventions Market at the Canadian Meetings and Events Expo this week, October 19-20, 2021. The Expo brings together professionals ready to book destinations for their meetings and conventions, with communities across Canada vying to attract the new investment into their market.

Published:Oct 11, 2021

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Back Home Again makes its world premier

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism (FMWBEDT), together with project partners, is excited to share the world premier dates for Back Home Again. Back Home Again will debut on October 2nd & 3rd, 2021 at the 35th Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) – an OSCAR® qualifying festival.

Published:Oct 4, 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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