Business Development


Resources and supports for businesses

Our Business Development department is available to support Cochrane businesses. To contact our team to discuss challenges you may be facing, please email


Cochrane’s Bylaw 20/2020 (Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw) will expire on May 1, and the Town will instead defer to the provincial mask mandate announced by Alberta Health on December 8, 2020. 
During the pandemic, the Town supports and relies on health experts wherever possible. Allowing the provincial mask mandate to prevail aligns with this approach.
For more information on the provincial mask mandate, please visit

Businesses are encouraged to display a sign at a location that is visible to a person immediately upon entering the public premises or public vehicle, but are not required to.

Businesses are not expected to deny services as not everyone is required to wear a face covering.

Download the Wear Your Mask Here signage.

2020-2030 Business Development Strategic Plan

Town Council showed their commitment to local business development and innovation by approving the 2020-30 Business Development Strategic Plan at their meeting Monday February 24, 2020.

The plan outlines four main business development strategies:

  1. Proactively promote the innovation sector in the Town of Cochrane.
  2. Proactively strengthen relationships with existing businesses groups, companies and major developers in Cochrane.
  3. Proactively plan and implement initiatives to enhance Historic Downtown Cochrane.
  4. Provide consultation and support for other Town initiatives, projects and processes that enhance Cochrane’s economic ecosystem.

Read the whole plan.

2018-2023 Tourism Strategy

Cochrane Dollars

Cochrane Business Development is a proud partner of Cochrane Dollars. Find out more about the local figures and landscapes featured on the bills, security features, and how you can use Cochrane’s local currency at

Business Development

Business development supports community economic growth through business attraction, retention programs, expansion and entrepreneur support. We attract economic investment to support and expand the existing business community.

Economic Vision Statement for Cochrane

Create a vibrant, thriving and complete economy, where a wide variety of employment and business opportunities draw local, national and international talent, business and investors.

Contact Cochrane Business Development via email today to find out how we can get you started!

Business Development Microsite
We know businesses increasingly rely on online resources to make better decisions. Our Business Development microsite makes it easier for start-up, emerging and existing businesses to:

  • Research the local business climate and industry trends
  • Identify customers and competitors
  • Uncover local opportunities
  • Find available properties

The microsite also helps you ask the right questions, analyze the data and make better business decisions.

Business Development Email List

Join our mailing list and you will receive our monthly newsletter with events and information related to business and economic development in Cochrane.

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