May 9-15 is International Economic Development Week

This week is International Economic Development Week.  It is a time to celebrate the work of economic development practitioners. It’s also an opportunity to encourage dialogue to provide a better understanding of what economic development is.

Lethbridge enjoys a diversified economic base which comes from a mix of businesses that are anchored to our community.  With no business, payroll or machinery tax, available land for development and office space at less than $16 per square foot.  Lethbridge is an ideal place for business to flourish.  Trevor Lewington who is CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge says our city has all the ingredients to attract entrepreneurs.

When it comes to engineering feats in southern Alberta, the Lethbridge Viaduct comes to mind – the longest and tallest train bridge of its kind in Canada. It has brought goods to market and products to consumers for over 110 years. This is an example of how infrastructure is important when it comes to planning for the future.

According to, a family earning $80,000 annually in Lethbridge has $16,875 in disposable income (compared to -$60 in Calgary).

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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