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Organizations: Economic Development and Trade

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November 16, 2017

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A Housing Start is defined as the beginning of construction work on a building, usually when the concrete has been poured for the whole of the footing around the structure, or an equivalent stage where a basement will not be part of the structure.


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October 23, 2017

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The building products sector was also impacted by Alberta’s 2015 - 2016 recession, although not as severely as most other manufacturing sectors were. The reason for this is that U.S. housing starts are recovering strongly, which in turn is boosting Alberta exports of lumber and oriented strand...


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January 18, 2016

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Revenues in Alberta’s manufacturing industry were on a downward trend in 2015. Most of this decline can be traced back to those manufacturing sectors that are closely tied to the oil and gas sector. Sharply lower sales in manufacturing’s largest sector, refined petroleum products, are especially...


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October 10, 2017

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Alberta’s manufacturing industry was in recession in 2015 and 2016 as a result of the dramatic drop in crude oil prices. Lower oil prices resulted in much lower selling prices of refinery products and caused oil and gas companies to drastically lower their capital spending which translated into...


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October 11, 2017

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Life expectancy at year of birth (ie. The average number of years a hypothetical birth cohort of 10 years ending with the specified year would live if they were subjected to the current mortality conditions throughout the rest of their lives).


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September 20, 2017

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This annual report communicates the progress toward AWRIS enabling outcomes and actions; identifies the areas for improvement; and provides clarity on adjustments required to the outlined actions.


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September 20, 2017

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The value of all municipal building permits granted in the calendar year in both the non-residential and residential sectors, obtained from a monthly survey of Canadian municipalities. For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown.


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August 21, 2017

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The 2015/2016 recession resulted in rapidly rising unemployment and a surge in the number of Employment Insurance (EI) beneficiaries in Alberta. Last year’s wildfires also led to a sharp increase in EI beneficiaries in the Wood Buffalo area. The Alberta economy is bouncing back from the recession...


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January 1, 2016

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The Palliser Economic Partnership is a Regional Economic Development Alliance of twenty municipal members and one post-secondary institution that work together with other partner agencies to improve and expand economic development in Southeast Alberta. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of...


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July 20, 2017

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The 2015/2016 recession and the Fort Mc Murray forest fires caused Alberta’s labour productivity to decline again in 2016 as companies saw output tumble that year. As a result, the 5-year productivity growth rate fell to an increase of only 0.5% per year between 2011 and 2016.