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.
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 Global is the first fully regional economic development company for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and was incorporated on June 9, 2017. Leduc County is one of 15 shareholders for Edmonton Global.
The five principles of Edmonton Global are:
- Shared investment, shared value
- Transparency and accountability
- Respect for local autonomy
- Speak with one voice