RADF Investment: $562,500
Other Investment: $187,500
Total Investment: $750,000
Project Period: March 2009–August 2011
Grande Alberta Economic Region (GAER) is developing action plans, relationships, and strategies for economic diversification in response to the mountain pine beetle infestation and its effects on the Northern Alberta region. This project responds to concerns about the state of the forestry, agriculture, oil and gas, coal, and tourism industries in this region because of the mountain pine beetle infestation and the global economic recession.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:
Note: The RADF project was completed August 31, 2011. Unfortunately, the GAER organization dissolved in March, 2012 and the overall project was unable to continue and be sustainable.