STEP represents several communities from the County of St. Paul, located northeast region of Alberta, 200 km east of Edmonton. The region is very diversified with a strong Agriculture industry complemented with Tourism, Oil/Gas and Manufacturing. The Town of St. Paul is the major business center in the County, which also includes the Town of Elk Point, and the Summer Village of Horseshoe Bay.
STEP is a regional economic development partnership that identifies, plans, manages, and advocates for projects and initiatives that will:
new businesses, investment and workers
local businesses and workers and help facilitate new opportunities
the region and its communities as a great place to invest, live and work
businesses and workers with Covid 19 recovery and plan for future instances of regional economic disruption
relationships between businesses, government, educational institutions, workers, and stakeholders to foster regional economic development