Economic Development

Economic development initiatives are overseen by a Joint Services Committee that is comprised of the Chief Elected Officials of each of the Municipalities in the Region.

The Joint Services Committee has developed a set of Strategic Focus Areas, which include Entrepreneurship, Business Retention and Expansion, Investment Readiness and Attraction, Branding and Marketing/Promotions.

City of Brooks staff members are responsible for coordinating the Newell Region’s Economic Development efforts and implementing activities that have been approved through the budget that has been allocated for that purpose.

Information pertaining to the Newell Regional Economic Development programs can be accessed through the following links or by contacting City of Brooks staff members at 403-362-3333, or by email at

Municipal Partners
County of Newell
Town of Bassano
Village of Duchess

Village of Rosemary

Important Links
Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Badlands
Chinook Entre-Corp/Community Futures
Newell Proud
Palliser Economic Partnership
Travel Alberta
Visit Newell - Newell Regional Tourism Association

Stay In The Know
Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce Blog:
PEP TALK E-newsletter:
Visit Newell E-newsletter sign up:
Brooks Revitalization Zone Newsletter sign up: email