The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association is currently working on a number of projects and studies to better understand the business needs in Alberta’s International Region.
Tourism Asset Inventory Assessment and Economic Impact Analysis
The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association is undertaking a tourism inventory assessment and economic impact analysis for Alberta’s International Region which includes Leduc County, the City of Leduc, Towns of Beaumont, Calmar and Devon and the Villages of Warburg and Thorsby.
The analysis will define and assess the tourism industry as an economic driver and cluster in Alberta’s International Region, providing recommendations for the development of tourism activities in the region to assist us in finding ways to diversify our economy and provide an economic driver for the hotels, restaurants and other hospitality providers in the region that currently derive much of their revenue from businesses related to the energy sector.
Understanding the full scope of available attractions and tourism capacity in the region will better enable us to market tourism assets. The asset inventory will help us understand what our assets are, enabling us to craft a regional strategy to position those assets to develop a focused tourism cluster in the region that can become an economic driver. It will also allow us to better work with and leverage opportunities with other tourism and destination marketing opportunities that we currently have not been able to take advantage of regionally, such as Tourism Alberta and Edmonton Tourism. With increased knowledge we will be able to plan better, market better and engage more effectively in the tourism market.
reports from finished projects can be viewed here
Questions regarding ongoing studies can be directed to Sandy McIntosh, Program Coordinator