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Welcome to the JEDI Region -
where business and communities share an entrepreneurial spirit with the natural beauty of the area. Located in close proximity to Edmonton International Airport, Nisku Industrial Park (one of the largest industrial parks in Canada) and the capital region of Edmonton, the JEDI region offers a solid economic base for industrial development.
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JEDI Welcomes the new City Manager (CAO) for the City of Wetaskiwin, Dave Burgess

The Joint Economic Development Initiative is pleased to announce the newest member of the JEDI Management Team, Dave Burgess, representing the City of Wetaskiwin as their new City Manager (CAO).

Mr. Burgess joins the JEDI team bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and background from his previous position serving as the City Manager with the City of Winkler, Manitoba for 5 years, and previously as the Mayor of the City of Brandon, Manitoba for 8 years.  In addition to his municipal and political background, he has experience in the private sector having owned and operated a successful business for many years.

With his comprehensive experience in both the public and private sectors, JEDI is fortunate to have Mr. Burgess as part of the organization. We look forward to his insight and contributions  in our expanding  regional growth. 


Opportunity for businesses to attain funding for training current or new employees.
Through the new Canada-Alberta Job Grant, businesses may be eligible to receive funding for up to 2/3 of the training costs (to a maximum of $10,000 per individual).  It is definitely worth your time to check out the Canada-Alberta Job Grant for eligibility guidelines and application forms.



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