It’s no secret - communities across Alberta are struggling due to the fall in oil prices. Residents, businesses, governments and community organizations are all looking for solutions to make it through these tough times. To make matters worse, most small municipalities don’t have economic development staff or programs to help the community find the solutions they are looking for. The good news is that help is available. Factor 5 Group is an award winning social enterprise designed to co-create sustainable communities through economic development expertise and services, and we have just launched a new program to help these communities jumpstart community-led economic development right away. Zero to 60 is designed to help communities with small budgets to jumpstart sustainable community economic development by rallying the community, developing a strategy and putting together the pieces needed to accelerate the momentum.
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