Economic Development

What is Economic Development?


The simple definition: business and tourism development.

Economic Development Plan


The Town's plan for Economic Development involves:
  • Attracting new business that compliments the existing businesses and community
  • Forming working relationships with the Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Highwood and the Calgary Regional Partnership
  • Planning and supporting community events
  • Promoting partnerships between businesses, organizations, local and regional entities, and the community itself
  • Raising the profile of the Town to attract people and businesses
Our Economic Development Plan was recently updated. You can read the new report here


Intermunicipal Economic Development Committee

Black Diamond and Turner Valley Economic Development and Marketing Strategy

The towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley recognize the shared potential of their communities. Located three kilometres from each other, both committed to capitalizing on their common economic objectives in order to serve the best interest of residents and businesses. It is their intent to share economic development services in order to maximize investment opportunities.



The IEDC is tasked with assisting both municipalities accomplish common economic development goals by creating and implementing a strategy focused on business investment attraction and commercial growth. The Intermunicipal Economic Development Strategy and Presentation to Council are available to read.


More Information


For more information on the Town of Black Diamond Economic Development and its Committee, please contact Economic Development. We welcome all inquiries and interest relating to tourism and business in the Town of Black Diamond.