Metro Mayor's Alliance
With the goal of creating a resilient, future-ready Edmonton metro region, nine Edmonton-area mayors – representing Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Leduc County, Parkland County, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County – formed the Metro Mayors Alliance in 2015. The represented municipalities account for 95 per cent of the region's population, 96 per cent of its assessment base and roughly 80 per cent of its land base, and have the greatest risks and consequences if the metro region doesn’t compete well in today’s fast-moving global marketplace.
The Metro Mayor's Alliance assembled an advisory panel – the Advisory Panel on Metro Edmonton's Future – in late 2015 to examine and make recommendations on the following key questions.
- What does a globally-competitive Edmonton metro region look like?
- What are the key success factors?
- What do we need to do differently?
Leduc County and the City of Leduc have partnered to develop Alberta Aerotropolis to foster investment, development and job opportunities, while enhancing tourism and diversifying Alberta’s economy.
The lands surrounding Edmonton International Airport (EIA) are primarily zoned for employment and industrial uses, along with traditional agriculture. Alberta Aerotropolis is integral to Alberta’s economic future, as it seeks to build upon the existing organic aerotropolis development centred around the EIA and to establish new economic clusters that would improve the seamless connections between air, ground and rail.
This joint project will augment and diversify the capital region’s and Alberta’s growing economy; creating new industries and supporting existing businesses that rely upon this transportation connectivity.
Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board
Leduc County is a member of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) -- previously the Capital Region Board -- which was established in 2008 by the Government of Alberta under the Municipal Government Act. The EMRB is a non-profit corporation consisting of an elected official from the 13 member municipalities in the region. The board provides a venue for municipalities in Alberta's capital region to think strategically and to work together on priorities to ensure the region achieves its full economic potential and the highest quality of life possible for residents.