Welcome to the Unleashing Local Capital web-page.Thank you for taking an interest in this exciting new project. Unleashing Local Capital is funded by the Rural Alberta Development Fund
The Unleashing Local Capital project will empower communities to invest locally, direct their own economic development and reduce dependency on government supports by directing outward-bound investments towards local businesses, keeping local capital flowing through local communities. This project will educate rural communities on the community investment model while assisting in establishing an Opportunity Development Co-operative – a co-op that pools and manages capital raised from local investors, which is then invested in local businesses.
UNLEASHING LOCAL CAPITAL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A SECOND ROUND OF PILOT COMMUNITIES
We are also hosting a series of Webinars about Unleashing Local Capital, and how to apply.
These session will take place on:
To Attend these webinars please register HERE
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:
- Create Raising Local Capital Guide that will act as a toolkit of training resources to help establish community investment funds in other rural Alberta communities
- Addresses rural business succession planning, directs local capital back into rural communities and simplifies and reduces cost of investing
- Albertans investing in their own communities will lead to new businesses, higher employment and income levels and strengthen provincial and regional economies
Questions? Please consult our FAQ page
Also, stay up to date on topics related to the project by checking outour Unleashing Local Capital BLOG! Here you can learn more about local investing.
We are very grateful for the support of the Rural Alberta Development Fund as well as our project partners:
Keep an eye on this page as we will be updating the progress of the project.