Central Alberta: Access Prosperity has hired Sylvan Lake’s economic development officer to serve as its investment attraction officer.
Matt Cornall had been with the town since early this year, and prior to that worked as a business development co-ordinator with an engineering firm and as an economic development co-ordinator with a consulting firm. He said in an email that he’s scheduled to move into his new position on Jan. 7.
Meanwhile, Central Alberta: Access Prosperity has still to fill its top position. Gary Slipp, the economic development organization’s general manager, had his contract cancelled late last month.
Red Deer County manager Curtis Herzberg confirmed on Friday that the Central Alberta: Access Prosperity board isn’t expected to decide until the new year how best to guide the project moving forward. He said previously that its work would not be jeopardized by the loss of its manager, and that a replacement could be hired or one of the organization’s partners might step in to fill the void.
Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a partnership involving Red Deer Regional Economic Development and Central Alberta Economic Partnership, with the former organization an alliance of the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and Red Deer College.
Its mandate is to support local businesses, attract investment from international businesses, and promote business-to-business relationships that benefit the region.