News

Flagstaff County has received $150,000 in federal funding to undertake the Flagstaff County Industrial Park Feasibility Study.

The funding, announced in a Government of Canada news release issued January 17, 2022, will cover the cost of a feasibility study, options analysis, and business case/recommendations for developing industrial sites with access to Battle River Railway.

The project is supported through the Canada Coal Transition Initiative-Infrastructure Fund (CCTI-IF), established to aid impacted communities transitioning from coal-fired electricity generation.

Background

Flagstaff County applied to Western Economic Diversification Canada (now known as Prairies Economic Development Canada) for $150,000 in May 2021. The Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee (BREOC) provided a letter of support for the application.

In August 2021, Flagstaff County received confirmation that the application was successful. Upon receiving a signed contribution agreement the following month, Flagstaff County advertised a Request for Proposal (RFP) through the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC). Four submissions were received. Following an extensive evaluation and interview process, B&A Planning Group was selected to conduct the Flagstaff County Industrial Park Feasibility Study.

Council approved the selection in November 2021.

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