Ermineskin Economic Community Development

  • Economic Development is separate from NGCI in that its focus is Community Based.
  • The Grants Program is operated from this department and courses are being developed for not only grant writing but for after an applicant is successful.
  • The Business Link is part of the grant writing workshops and are free to utilize.
  • CESO is an organization of retired business individuals who can be hired to work with those in small businesses to work on Cash Flow and Managerial related areas.
  • Economic Development oversees the Panee AgriPlex, Auto Centre, Greenhouses and Bear Park.
  • The Auto Centre will be the focus of some new planning and may become a storage facility for Band Vehicles.
  • The Panee AgriPlex is once again hosting events, most recently Cattle Penning on January 25th and we will also be hosting Barrel Racing Jackpots in February (1st Jackpot took place on the 16th) and March.  A Cattle Penning Clinic will take place in April as well.  Boarders are in the Panee once again.
  •  A new plan is being developed for the Greenhouses with a focus on creating a unique reclamation opportunity.The Greenhouses will be the focus of additional planning in terms of utilizing different technologies (aquaponics, generators that tap into our gas deposits, possible solar power)
  • Discussion is ongoing about whether to focus on just reclamation or expand into production
  • Bear Park will be looked at for potential for summer vendors (flea markets)
  • Bear Park is available for booking by any interested party. (rates and damage deposits are determined by event depending on number of attendees and what activities are planned at the site)