Economic Development

The Towns of Black Diamond and Turner Valley offer a dynamic and diverse business sector with strength in agriculture/agri-foods, tourism, light industry, home-based businesses, arts and value-added products.

The Intermunicipal Economic Development Strategy has been under development since 2019 with the aim to advance innovative strategies that stimulate shared growth and prosperity for our communities.

Visit the new Black Diamond Turner Valley Economic Development website:


Relevant Documents

BD-TV Intermunicipal Economic Development Strategy
Black Diamond Turner Valley IEDS Marketing Plan 2020
Black Diamond Economic Development Plan
Black Diamond Downtown Design Guidelines
Diamond Valley Investment Guide 

Local Business Support Agencies

The Intermunicipal Economic Development Committee (IEDC) – Encouraging the business sector to thrive in Black Diamond and Turner Valley.  The IEDC includes members of both councils as well as members-at-large representing the business community of both municipalities.

Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Promoting and improving trade and commerce as well as the economic, civic and social welfare of the district served by the organization. Serving Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Longview, Millarville and surrounding areas.

Community Futures Highwood 

A non-profit community-owned organization fostering active community partnerships, and delivering comprehensive business services and programs resulting in economically diverse and viable shareholder communities.

Business Link

Government information service for prospective and existing businesses. A single point of access for federal and provincial government services, programs and regulatory requirements for business.

Alberta Economic Development and Trade – small business resources and government program information.

Municipal Contacts

For more information on business development and planning in Black Diamond, please contact:

Phone: (403) 933-4348