April 6, 2023

Okotoks Economic Development Business Survey Coming Soon!

The Town of Okotoks Economic Development team, with support of Deloitte Canada, an economic development consulting firm, is conducting a Business Survey later this month!

Deloitte will be emailing the online survey link and password to licensed businesses soon; random telephone surveys may also be conducted by Deloitte depending on the online response. The survey is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete; responses are anonymous and will be kept confidential. As an incentive, businesses that complete the online survey will be entered into a draw for a 2024 Town of Okotoks Business License renewal.

We are seeking business owner/manager feedback on the needs of your business as well as how you view Okotoks as a place to do business. Let us know about the challenges you are facing such as  concerns about relocation, closure and/or downsizing as well as any opportunities you are considering  such as expansion and/or hiring.

The feedback provided on the economy, business environment & services the Town provides will help us develop programs and services to support the priorities of the Okotoks business community! 

Watch your email for the online survey link and password coming soon - thank you for participating!

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New businesses in Town

New Business Listings

The Town of Okotoks is thrilled to welcome the following businesses to Town:

Shawn Hair Artistry

Hearthcraft Healings

House Watch Okotoks
Davies Photography
IRA Auto Glass
Penda Plumbling Ltd
Steve's Grinding
Highland Coatings

The Mini Donut Factory
Bulletproof Forensic Consulting Ltd
R & B Timeless Pieces
Echt Ideas
Blaze Auto Wholesale

The online business directory is a list of all Okotoks businesses that have chosen to be included. The Business Directory is another helpful resource for sourcing companies, products, services and expertise located in the Town of Okotoks. Check it out!

Online business directory

Business Spotlight

Check back here every month for a new business spotlight.

Do you want to be featured next? Send us an email at ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca and we will send you a template to fill out!

Do You Need Business Support?

Find support no matter what stage you’re at in your entrepreneurial journey!

  • Do you have a business idea?
  • Are you working on your business plan and market validation?
  • Are you ready to launch your business idea?
  • You would like to grow your client base?
  • You are unsure how to stimulate growth for your business?

Start here: sign up to meet with one of our Economic Development Specialists who can guide you and give you the resources you need to meet your business goals.

Learn more & get in touch today!

Spring Cleaning Ideas for your Business

10 ideas to to help you and your business step into Spring

Spring starts in the northern hemisphere at 5:24 PM (EDT). What does this mean for business? Traditionally, Spring is a time for hopefulness, which translates for businesses into starting new projects and getting creative. It’s a good time to launch Spring-themed products or services and to have special events!

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Upcoming Events/Notifications

Find out what is happening around the community and region!

Business Events

Community Events 

Alberta Summer Games 


Business Support Programs

There are numerous resources for small businesses to stimulate growth. Supports include loans, bursaries, financing, marketing, succession and other aids for small businesses. Check out these business support links:

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If you have questions about the following programs, contact ecdevokotoks@okotoks.ca

Procurement Opportunities

Please visit the Town’s website to see what opportunites are currently available for bidding.

Bids & Tenders

Questions? Email Economic Development to find out more information.

Upcoming Business Webinars & Podcasts

Check out the following April webinars!

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Check out the following upcoming podcasts!

If you have any podcasts you’re listening to on business or entrepreneurism please let us know so we can share with the rest of the Okotoks businesses.

Business Success Stories

This program is open to all businesses located in Okotoks that hold a valid business licence.

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Small Business Resources

Click to see all events by the Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce

Okotoks & District Chamber of Commerce
 A not-for-profit organization, directed by a team of volunteers, dedicated to helping local businesses thrive in our community. 

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Click to see all events by Community Futures Highwood

Community Futures Highwood
Financing, programming & free support for entrepreneurs.

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Click to see all events by MCG Careers


Innovative Career Development, Training, and Human Resource services which enable individuals & companies to achieve their full potential.

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Click to see all events by Business Link

Bow Valley

Innovative, world-class college with more than 600 faculty & staff who speak more than 50 languages. Campuses in Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Cochrane Okotoks & Strathmore.

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More resource information is available by clicking the button below.

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Small Business Energy Saving Tip

There a many ways to help small businesses save energy; here is the seventh tip in a series of 12!

Take advantage of natural sunlight. If you’re fortunate enough to have an office space where there’s abundant natural light, use it! On a sunny day, you might not need to turn on the lights at all in areas where windows can give all the illumination you need. While using passive solar heating might not seem like one of the ways to save energy at work, it really does help. The fewer kilowatt hours of energy you use, the less you have to pay.

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