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Access Rural Alberta (ARA)

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Access Rural Alberta (ARA)

ARA is the ARDN’s service to help companies fast-track their penetration of the Alberta market – especially outside of the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Our niche expertise is small communities across the province.

If you are a company from outside of Alberta and you wish to explore opportunities and perhaps establish yourself in rural Alberta, ARA is for you. ARA will partner with you to eliminate the guesswork and accelerate your entry into Alberta’s prosperous market.

Why should you partner with ARA?

  • Benefit from ARA and ARDN’s network of post-secondary institutions, organisations, and municipalities throughout the province
  • Profit from a specialised service tailored to your needs
  • Succeed in your entry into the Alberta market

What does ARA have to offer?

  • Help in securing B2B meetings with potential clients or strategic partners
  • Connection to reputable legal and accounting service providers
  • Organisation of exploratory trade missions in Alberta
  • Physical or virtual office space for rent on a short- to long-term basis at the ARDN’s office in the Edmonton Research Park

How does ARA operate?

  • ARA works on assignments as a team that pools its networks of experts and contacts to attain the best results
  • ARA is a fee-for-service offering

For more information please contact: Roch Labelle, Project Manager - 780.264.7626 /

Access Rural Alberta – Your fast track to rural Alberta



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