Make a profit. Make a difference. Alberta's rural entrepreneurs do both.

Every day entrepreneurs are starting and growing great businesses in rural Alberta. Driven by a desire for more freedom and flexibility, they are carving out a solid future for themselves and their communities. As local champions of community, we know that quality of life, passion and profit can co-exist beautifully here. And, we've got a full suite of financing and business supports to help rural entrepreneurs make a profit and make a difference.

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Targetted Training and Coaching

Community Futures gets rural small businesses like no one else.

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Flexible financing to start or grow

We say "yes" and "how can we help you" when others say "no".

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27 locations around Alberta to serve you

We live where you live and we care about community.

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Spotlight on Our Impact

This is an important time to be involved with the Community Futures program, the businesses and communities we serve are faced with many challenges including addressing accelerating change and...


2019 ACC Excellence Summit

March 05, 2019 to March 07, 2019

ACC Excellence Summit featuring Disney Institute presenting Disney's Approach To Leadership Excellence, Disney's Approach To Employee Engagement, and Disney's Approach To Quality Service

For nearly...


2019 Annual AIHA Stakeholder Event

January 17, 2019

Location: Edmonton, Alberta 

Hosted by AIHA. the annual stakeholder event is a full-day networking conference offering attendees an opportunity to engage with industry experts and elected officials....

What's New

Rural Futures, Tech Realities

We are pleased to have had Ken Coates as a keynote speaker at our 2018 Symposium and AGM, and are featuring a two-part series exploring some of the complex issues and ideas facing our communities...

How to get a small business loan

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Your first visit

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Bright futures

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