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, as well representatives from the Eastern Irrigation District and Grasslands Regional Schools. 

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

Important Links:
Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Badlands
Chinook Entre-Corp/Community Futures
County of Newell
Live Newell
Navigate Newell
Newell Proud
Travel Alberta
Visit Newell - Newell Regional Tourism Association