Development group returning to Missouri

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is Missouri-bound, and it hopes to take some local business people with it.

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is Missouri-bound, and it hopes to take some local business people with it.

The regional economic development organization, which organized a trade mission to the southern state last June, plans to repeat the exercise this October.

It can include representatives from up to seven Central Alberta companies.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for companies in the region to explore expansion into the U.S. market,” said Danielle Klooster, business retention, expansion and investment officer for Central Alberta: Access Prosperity.

Businesses that are active in the agricultural, manufacturing, plant and animal science, nutraceuticals, and oil and gas sectors would be best suited for the opportunity. And Central Alberta: Access Prosperity hopes to take executives who can initiate projects and participate in technical discussions.

The focus of the mission will be on developing business-to-business and general trade relations between Alberta and Missouri.

Also joining the mission will be students from Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business.

They will work closely with business delegates and do preliminary work for the mission, with their participation incorporated into their course work.

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity represents more than 40 municipalities in the region.