Local Assistance

Black Diamond Economic Development Committee (EDC)
301 Centre Avenue W
Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0
Phone: 403-933-4348
Fax: 403-933-5865

Working closely with the community, the EDC, a board made up of community volunteers and representatives, implements actions designed for the improvement and the betterment of our community, and promotes business support and development opportunities within the community in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and other groups.

As an example, in 2008-09, the EDC funded the construction and placement of 3 Historical Downtown Business Directory Billboards as well as the Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Information Centre to help direct residents and visitors to our vibrant business community and attractions. Many services, programs, workshops and marketing opportunities are available to Black Diamond businesses and the Town is available to provide a helping hand.

Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce
Box 61
Turner Valley, AB T0L 2A0
Phone: 403-390-7423
Fax: 866-855-2065

This business organization encompasses Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Longview and Millarville and provides a local liaison with the Cowboy Trail marketing initiative.

Member meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday monthly for round table discussions, to share best practices and provide a support network. An annual membership comes with business advertising opportunities on the Chamber website and through the Visitor Information Centre. Be sure to visit our website to view the calendar of events, newsletter and other current information.

Community Futures Highwood

14 McRae Street
Okotoks, AB T1V 1E6
Phone: 403-995-4151
Toll Free: 877-851-9996
Fax: 403-995-3760

This federally-funded agency provides funding assistance, business advisory services, market analysis and research, assistance with business plans, as well as provides youth services and a library of resource materials for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.

Community Futures Highwood also partners with The Business Link to provide informative business training sessions designed to save you time and money when starting or expanding your business.

McBride Career Group Inc.
Career & Employment Centre
Okotoks, AB
Phone: 403-995-4377
Fax: 403-995-3616

A group of professional career consultants and practitioners who offer employers assistance with the hiring, training, developing and retention of capable employees.