News – Invest Medicine Hat

Beyond the Grid

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Local solar installer, Terralta, is gearing up to be the first company in Canada to offer  installation of the LG Chem RESU home energy battery. “We’ve had a long, successful working relationship with LG and our team is thrilled they entrusted us to represent their highly-skilled Chem department,” says Marcus Campbell, operating partner, Terralta. For […]

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Helping connect commercial properties to entrepreneurs

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As a new or seasoned business owner, finding the right commercial building, in the right location can be an extensive process. On the other hand, owning a commercial building and trying to attract a potential lessee or the right buyer can also be an exhausting endeavor. Our local realtors are a great resource and should […]

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Technology for Mental Health

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While the ongoing pandemic is hard on everyone, the stress and uncertainty can be particularly difficult for people with mental health disorders. Today, there is widespread mobilization to accelerate innovation and research in this field. For Stacey Steele, a registered provisional psychologist at Stacey Steele Counseling, staying current in the field of mental health and […]

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Botanicals takes root

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Home-based business opens downtown Start up phase Maternity leave brought a completely new outlook for Karri Montean, and opened her mind to new possibilities as an entrepreneur. “I was a new mom and my priorities had shifted,” says the young entrepreneur. “I knew I wanted to be my own boss.” Her keen desire to start […]

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Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees

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COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic uncertainty, as they usually provide a […]

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Growing like a mushroom

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Downtown Medicine Hat welcomes The Kommon.

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Redcliff Bakery expands to downtown Medicine Hat

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Having successfully reinvigorated the original Redcliff Bakery, local entrepreneurs Melissa and Joel Graber are rising up the challenge of a second location, taking over the “Sweet Caporal Building” in downtown Medicine Hat. “We’ve been shopping for the perfect location for over a year now,” said Melissa. “With our friends at Station Coffee and Mad Hatter […]

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Welcome to your new backyard

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Looking for a unique outdoor experience this summer? Look no further. Local entrepreneurs, Darren Howes and Josh Hopkins, have been hard-at-work constructing a family-friendly, outdoor patio between two heritage buildings downtown Medicine Hat. “On a visit to Philadelphia a few years back, I noticed a trend with outdoor, seasonal patios in between buildings rather than […]

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Business is sweet for local baker

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No matter what’s happening in the world, there will always be room for cake and special celebrations. Local entrepreneur and baker, Sara Zacharias, has been busier than ever completing the renovation in her garage for her bakery business – The Sweetness Bakeshop, creating custom pastries and cakes, and being a mom and loving wife. Sara […]

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Tech Innovation emerging amidst challenging times

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Local entrepreneur set to launch mobile app with support from Harvest Builders, a new venture lead by Skip the Dishes co-founder, Chris Simair Even in challenging times, innovative companies are emerging from Medicine Hat. Since the fall of 2019, local entrepreneur and community resident, Mike Reinheller, has been researching, designing, and collaborating to create a […]

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Big Business with Big Heart; AutoStar Compusystems

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In the 38 years since its inception right here in Medicine Hat, Auto~Star Compusystems (Auto~Star) has evolved from an automotive company that developed inventory management software for mechanics and car dealerships to providing a retail POS technology to the grocery, pharmacy and natural health markets. By providing highly reliable and innovative end-to-end retail software, Auto~Star […]

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Where Care Meets Technology in Assisted Living

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  When Masterpiece was building their new senior living facilities in Medicine Hat, they wanted to provide a different kind of feel for their residents. Moving away from a clinical feel and more to that of a resort or hotel meant integrating technologies that could help both residents and employees stay connected to each other […]

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Building Adaptations with Medicine Hat’s CHBA

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“We take people’s dreams and ideas and turn them into reality. It’s a day and age where you can find pretty much everything and make it happen. We don’t take no for an answer, we are willing to tackle anything. Right now is a great time to build, when it is not a peak time where demand is outrunning our ability to stop and take a look and truly innovate.” – Aaron Brost

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A Whole New World for Hospitality

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  Elisha Ammann is the Executive Director of the Medicine Hat Accommodation Association (MHAA); A non profit funded by local hotels that gets those within the hospitality sector to work together for common goals that benefit not only the industry, but ultimately the city as well. The support Elisha and the organization provide for local […]

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When it comes to helping others, our region has no borders.

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  When it comes to helping others, our region has no borders. Claude Bilodeau, Vice President and General Manager at the Black Velvet Distilling Company, is a man who cares deeply about the safety of the people around him. Black Velvet was founded in Lethbridge in 1973 with a mission to make great Canadian whiskey […]

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Employment Law in the time of COVID

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  In a typical business environment, Luke Day- a partner at Stringam LLP, would find himself on the other side of the table from Alberta Employment Relations. It goes without saying that we all find ourselves outside of that typical business environment, and with that comes a new way of collaboration to ensure that employers […]

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Kicking the Learning Curve to the Curb

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  Jamie Droeske started at SACA, a local kickboxing club, in 2006/2007 for fun and immediately fell in love with the sport, leading her to participate as a competitor. SACA was originally started by Shane Morgen in 2003 for those looking to add to their fitness routine or push to the limit in competition. A […]

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Connecting and Carrying On Through Change

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  Local businesses are finding new ways to keep the doors open, and the owners of Madhatter Roastery, Josh and Katrina Borrows, are no exception. After returning from a trip to Bali they were greeted with a rapidly changing business environment due to the onset of Covid-19. Josh and Katrina were quickly able to pivot and […]

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A Business Love Offensive

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  As with many business owners in Medicine Hat, Carole and Brendan Hillson, owners of McBride’s Bakery, have had to pivot in order to stay open and profitable during the new economic environment they face with the onset of COVID-19. Never one to back away from a challenge, they immediately began finding solutions to continue […]

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Winter View of Medicine Hat, Alberta

Supporting local business has never been more critical.

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Supporting local businesses has never been more critical than now. Truth is, we received a startling wake-up call that should force us to take a serious look at the future of brick-and-mortar and global e-commerce. No longer can we turn away from our local businesses to order online and then express sentiments when doors close. The time is here and the time is now.

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There is something about Downtown Medicine Hat

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  There’s something about downtown that keeps pulling Ben back…   Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of working in an area with over 130 years of local history.   Maybe it’s the good natured neighbours and fellow business owners who stop by to chat and check on local business. Or it could be the way the […]

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Winter View of Medicine Hat, Alberta

What does it really take to create economic growth?

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  Economies are complex and the responsibility for economic growth is often largely placed on governments. But the truth is there are many players who impact whether an economy will grow. For example our educational institutions must produce the skills and talent necessary to fill jobs needed for industry to produce goods and services. Research […]

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The Results Are In!

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  In previous articles, I’ve addressed how a sound community economic action plan requires business to be at the front end of what we’re doing. You can’t identify economic problems and implement solutions without the insight of local business. No one understands the issues and have thought about how to solve them more than businesses […]

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Thai Orchid Restaurant

From Thailand to Medicine Hat; The journey of one local entrepreneur’s story of success.

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  One of Sounantha Boss’s first memories comes from growing up on her family’s rural farm in Thailand. She recalls being only 3 or 4 years old while playing in the wooden house they lived in, supported by stilts sticking out of the brown mud that made its own home below. Sou was playing inside […]

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Bridges in Medicine Hat over the South Saskatchewan River

BREWD: Taking Action for Business

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  BREWD stands for Business Retention and Expansion and Workforce Development Strategy. The goal of the survey is to ensure Southeast Alberta is providing a competitive business environment where new and existing businesses have the support they need to succeed and grow. It is managed through Invest Southeast Alberta.   Invest Southeast Alberta (ISA) is […]

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Next Generation Economic Development

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Economic Development has greatly evolved over the past several decades. This evolution has occurred in relation to who has held the responsibility for its practice and as well for the approaches that have been used in its application. Economic Development was once largely the responsibility of federal and provincial governments however, today the responsibility is […]

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Creating an Ideal Economic Environment

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Taking a look at the eight central components of a competitive business environment. 

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Wonder what it takes to land a big fish?

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Business Beat | November 20th, 2019

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Economic growth potential

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Downtown growth potential on the horizon for downtown Medicine Hat.

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Service at home

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Southland Surgical Centre is open for business.

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Sunny expansion

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Medicine Hat Nissan is building a new dealership with staff wellness and solar power in mind.

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Hometown hospitality

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Stampede goers fill Medicine Hat’s hotels.

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The search for a city

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The Gauthiers chose Medicine Hat for their new chiropractic clinic and home.

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Latin infusion

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A Latin restaurant has joined Medicine Hat’s culinary community

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Family first

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Medicine Hat will be home to Alberta’s fourth Ronald McDonald House.

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Green thumb

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Big Marble Farms is expanding their greenhouse by 10 acres and adding a six megawatt cogeneration facility.

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Award winning business

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The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce was recognized as best in its class.

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Putting in foundations

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The Whitla Wind Facility is taking shape near Medicine Hat.

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Village people

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Retirees snap up a high quality of life in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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Getting creative

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Deanna Haysom saw an opportunity to create a workspace for Medicine Hat’s creative professionals.

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Serving the market

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South Country Co-op cut the red ribbon on their Strachan Road gas bar and liquor store development.

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Legal eagles

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Stringam LLP cut the ribbon on their new law office on May 23.

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Open for business

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Strachan Corner’s anchor tenants are open for business.

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Sunny start

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Physiotherapy graduates are building healthcare careers in Canada’s sunniest city.

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QinetiQ’s win

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QinetiQ has landed a $51 million contract and will expand their Medicine Hat operations.

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Powered by solar

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Terralta is growing a solar energy business in Canada’s sunniest city.

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New king in town

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Kingsway Gas and Carwash has a new owner and a new look.

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Going global

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Aurora Sun to supply the growing global demand for cannabis from Medicine Hat.

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Home of the Caesar

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Lucky Speed Sauce joins Medicine Hat’s specialty food manufacturers.

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Now Selling

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A new Medicine Hat neighbourhood, Heron Crossing, is under development.

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Total makeover

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Medicine Hat’s Comfort Inn & Suites has a new look.

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Building a community

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Phase II of Masterpiece Southland Meadows is under construction.

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Boost it!

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Froze Pops launched a crowdfunding campaign through ATB Booster.

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Edible opportunity

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Cannabis edibles present a significant business opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs looking to call Medicine Hat and region home.

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Lake life

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A proposed development, Coulee Ridge, offers large lots with coulee and lakeside views.

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Batter up!

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Swanny’s Baseball and Training is Medicine Hat’s new indoor sports centre.

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Local labour market

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The big questions of 2018 are about the local labour market.

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Running on solar

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Five new solar projects are coming online in Medicine Hat and region.

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Rosey start-up

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Young entrepreneur Beth Lewis is up for Alberta Chamber of Commerce Award of Distinction.

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Borea Construction is hiring

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Borea Construction is hiring up to 80 workers to build the Whitla Wind Facility.

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Location, location, location

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Strachan Corner selected as the perfect location for Browns Socialhouse.

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Building in

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A new infill property in River Flats combines 21st century lifestyle with 100-year-old charm.

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Hemp hub

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Folium Biosciences is building a new facility, bringing 250 jobs to Medicine Hat.

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Sun city

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Natural Resources Canada is contributing over $15 million to a new solar energy project near Canada’s sunniest city.

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Hockey host

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Medicine Hat will co-host the 2019 World U17 Hockey Challenge.

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Soul of beer

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Craft malt and hops opportunities are ready for the taking in Medicine Hat.

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Home sweet home

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X-Calibre Industries found their forever home in an 11,000 square foot shop.

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Wind city

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500 megawatts of wind energy projects are taking off near Medicine Hat.

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Wicked kombucha

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Medicine Hat’s first kombucha brewery is open for business.

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Sew successful

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Since changing ownership six years ago, Dueck’s Sewing Centre has quadrupled their square footage.

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Fully charged

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Crews are laying the groundwork for a new renewable energy microgrid testing facility at Medicine Hat College, known as the Community Renewable Energy Microgrid Demonstration Project (CREMDP).

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Major projects of 2018

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After a year of major announcements, Medicine Hat and region enters 2019 with nearly $1 billion in construction projects underway.

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Cancarb expands Medicine Hat plant

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Cancarb is investing $40.1 million in a plant expansion.

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Small business investments 2018

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As 2018 winds to a close, it seems like a good opportunity to present some of Medicine Hat’s top small business investment stories from the past year.

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Powered by the sun

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Municipal and provincial incentives are attracting new renewable energy companies.

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Familiar place, new design

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites invested in a new design concept.

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City seeking infill development

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The City of Medicine Hat is putting some of their best infill development opportunities on the market.

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Plant proteins

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Plant protein is a strategic opportunity for Medicine Hat and region.

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Green rush

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Cannabis retailers are open for business.

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Investing in history

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Medicine Hat entrepreneurs continue to invest in historic buildings.

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Executive suite

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Kelowna-based Braemar Group is building Medicine Hat’s first Marriott.

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Room to Run

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Is optimism for Medicine Hat’s future warranted? Let’s take a look at what the data says.

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Moving on up

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After 10 years in business, Crystal Metz has found her forever home.

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Farm to flask

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Grit City Distillery is tapping the premium, local spirits market.

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Whole harvest

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When the new regulations come into effect on Oct. 17, Medicine Hat and area hemp producers will be in a position to capture the full value of this year’s harvest.

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All aboard

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Building by building, North Railway is being transformed.

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Modern family

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Brost Developments’ contemporary neighbourhood, The Mill, is under construction.

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Machinists wanted

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Growth in precision manufacturing creates demand for machinists.

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Plugged in

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Hut 8’s new Medicine Hat cryptocurrency mining facility is complete.

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Making Space

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The old warehouse-style space on North Railway needed someone with vision to bring the property into the 21st century.

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Shifting focus

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New business invests in Medicine Hat real estate market.

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Sask. Bound

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Riding the craft beer boom, Medicine Hat Brewing Company expands distribution to Saskatchewan

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The economic impact of cannabis production in Medicine Hat

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When all is said and done, construction and operation of Aurora Sun is projected to have a significant positive economic impact on the region for many years to come.

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New rental units will hit the market in 2019

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Seymour Pacific Developments breaks ground on two new apartment buildings

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Moving Dirt

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With site preparation nearly complete, construction of Hut 8’s data centre is well underway.

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Yes, we Cannabidiol

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With Aurora Cannabis preparing to break ground on its 1.2-million-square-foot Aurora Sun facility, it seems like a good time to explore opportunities further along the value chain as it relates to cannabis and hemp.

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Flying J breaks ground

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Pilot Flying J travel centre under construction near Trans-Canada Highway

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Go for a spin

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Spotting an opportunity for a downtown spin studio, Sabrina Moore is reviving a heritage building with a well-known history as a bakery.

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10 years of fitness

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Temple Fitness is celebrating 10 years in business.

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Growth story

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Stringam LLP is building a new office to accommodate the expanding law firm.

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Aurora Cannabis lands in Medicine Hat

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Aurora Cannabis is building a new facility, bringing 450 new jobs to Medicine Hat.

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Hop to it!

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Spring is around the corner and opportunities to serve Alberta’s fast growing craft brewing industry are ready to sprout.

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Fresh and fast

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Franchisee sees expansion opportunities in Medicine Hat’s commercial centres

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On the grid

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Medicine Hat College will host Alberta’s first microgrid testing facility.

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Commercial real estate spring outlook

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Medicine Hat’s commercial real estate market is having a stable year with increasing demand for industrial space.

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A luxurious fire hall

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A Medicine Hat couple has redeveloped an old fire station into a luxury retail destination.

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Investors putting money into ag tech

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Controlled environment agriculture raised over $10 billion in 2017, representing nearly a 30% increase over 2016. Within that, investment into novel farming systems rose 200% as companies got serious about how to grow as much food as efficiently as possible.

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Cultural Development

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A Medicine Hat-based cultural not-for-profit is investing nearly $1 million to redevelop part of a provincial historic resource.

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Little forest on the prairie

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Approximately one quarter of Alberta’s new forests are grown in prairie greenhouses in Medicine Hat and shipped to reforestation projects across the province.

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Wind project taking off

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Capital Power’s 200 megawatt Whitla wind project presents opportunities for Medicine Hat companies

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Media Release | Medicine Hat’s newest brewery to attend Alberta Food and Beverage Expo

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Travois Ale Works looks forward to meeting Hatters on Feb. 24 Travois Ale Works, Medicine Hat’s downtown brewery, is pleased to announce that it is attending the Alberta Food and Beverage Expo on February 24, 2018, providing attendees a first glimpse of what’s to come from one of Alberta’s smallest breweries. The new brewery is [...]

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Not just blowing smoke

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The cannabis business is worth a closer look

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Q&A with Cam Inglis, President, Poko Popcorn

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Poko Popcorn is looking for a Medicine Hat franchisee as the company expands across Canada

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Where the action is

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Reliance Insurance is doubling their square footage in downtown Medicine Hat.

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2018 Manufacturing Outlook

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Medicine Hat’s manufacturing sector expects a steady 2018, mirroring provincial trends

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What’s next for NAFTA?

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This month’s column in the Medicine Hat News looks at one possible, yet worst case, scenario for Medicine Hat should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Fresh Start

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Same local flavor, new location

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Fresh sells

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Medicine Hat’s local food movement is flourishing.

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Blown Away

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Capital Power wins long-term power contract for 201-megawatt Whitla Wind Facility

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Demo Day

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Medicine Hat Meat Traders to pitch at District Ventures’ upcoming Demo Day

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Recipe for success

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Skinny’s Smoke House expands into the supermarket, all the while putting the finishing touches on a new 6,300 square foot restaurant.

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Powering Growth

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Canada’s greenhouse operators are growing their square footage to take advantage of rising vegetable prices in international markets.

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Crafting an opportunity

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The craft beer industry is having ripple effects in the marketplace.

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Hemp’s big comeback

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Global demand for hemp is on the rise and Southern Alberta farmers are growing approximately 40% of the national supply.

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Sweet start-up

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Local entrepreneur Stella Sehn shares her sweet secret to the success of her small business, Sweet Pure Honey.

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Medicine Hat is a prime spot for a craft distillery

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Invest Medicine Hat’s column in the Medicine Hat News Business Beat looks at opportunities in the craft distillery industry.

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Betting big on hemp

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A Vancouver investor is on a mission to make Medicine Hat the hemp hub of Canada.

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In it for the long haul

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Methanex solidifies the long-term future of its Medicine Hat-based Canadian methanol operation

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Local start-ups think globally

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Medicine Hat College’s Global Entrepreneurship Week is fostering startups in Medicine Hat.

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Naturally, it’s about gas

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With natural gas prices expected to remain low and carbon emissions becoming more stringent, new fuels are being developed using natural gas products as feedstock.

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No place like home

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Landsdowne’s newest residential subdivision comes online in record time.

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Act fast

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Commercial development picks up the pace in Southlands with only a few major parcels remaining.

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Retail Revival

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Bouyed by a strong local economy, 8th Street undergoes a small business makeover.

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Investor Ready

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Medicine Hat-based Alternative Farming Solutions is approved to take part in Alberta Investor Tax Credit program.

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Helium is not to be taken lightly

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On the heels of Medicine Hat News’ announcement of a helium discovery, Invest Medicine Hat reports on the market size of the elusive, valuable element.

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Digital ceramics

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Anchored by the Shaw Centre, Medicine Hat is now a destination for international artists creating work for customers around the world.

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In the driver’s seat

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From Medicine Hat, photographer and videographer Luke Fandrich has amassed over 11,000 Instagram followers while his website has reached more than 40 million people. His photo library serves clients across North America, leading to influencer marketing work.

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Less is more

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Medicine Hat’s business community is in the middle of a youth movement with millennials who are drawn to a business-friendly community that has grown steadily and intelligently for decades.

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Testing, testing

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Jim Sodero and Stan Burton developed a software that has grown Medicine Hat-based Solutions Thru Software into a multimillion dollar software company.

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Success story

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Thriving in Canada’s competitive photography industry means keeping the finger on the shutter and being ready to move when the right opportunity presents itself.

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Medicine Hat’s aerospace and defence industry attracting new talent

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Canada’s billion dollar aerospace & defense industry is attracting engineers to Canada’s sunniest city.

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Advanced technology attracts new talent to Medicine Hat

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Thanks to its location a stone’s throw from Defence and Research Development Canada’s (DRDC) Suffield Research Centre, Medicine Hat has little trouble attracting new engineers.

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Manufacturing a turnaround

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Medicine Hat’s industrial sector keeps pace with optimistic economic forecasts.

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Media Release | Atlantis Research Labs Announces Acquisition of FormTech Machining

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Announcement solidifies FormTech as Atlantis’ exclusive manufacturer of PureJet waste gas incineration system.

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FormTech and Atlantis turn on the jets

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Atlantis Research Labs taps FormTech Machining as the exclusive builder of the PureJet waste gas incineration system, adding new jobs to Medicine Hat’s advanced manufacturing sector.

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Branching out

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Kim Harper is growing her graphic design business throughout Western Canada from her home-base in Medicine Hat.

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Refreshing the nest

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As home renovation spending hits record highs in Alberta, a fixture of Medicine Hat’s home décor and building industry is focusing its attention on custom kitchens.

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Rustic Pickle to expand after hitting social market

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Since Kristine Russell found her market on Instagram her children’s clothing line, Rustic Pickle, has taken off.

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Welders Wanted

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Medicine Hat’s unemployment rate saw a near three-fold decrease year-over-year alongside a demand for skilled tradespeople at local fabrication shops.

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Manufacturers plan for growth

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The owners of Red Arc Manufacturing are planning to add more staff as the company grows into its new shop.

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41 Salsa spices up the food industry

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JMH & Co. Pitch Competition winner Colton Eremenko is using Medicine Hat-grown vegetables to grow his salsa business.

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Co-op’s new HQ plans for growth

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South Country Co-op is opening its new headquarters with future growth in mind.

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Former oilfield workers tap into virtual reality

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Slaying zombies, taking in mountain views and walking with dinosaurs is all possible in Medicine Hat.

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Action Land is looking to fill four new positions

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Environmental services company Action Land is looking to fill four new positions.

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Young professionals seize opportunties in Medicine Hat

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Kevin Kurtz moved to Medicine Hat as an articling student and quickly became regional managing partner of a fast-growing law firm.

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Growing a law career in Canada’s sunniest city

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Ryan Schindel’s career path led him from Calgary to Medicine Hat where he began running his own law practice at the age of 33.

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Retail destination undergoing major redevelopment

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The Medicine Hat Mall is in the middle of $15 million redevelopment of 118,000 square feet.

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Fire Hall No. 2 to become retail destination

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A Medicine Hat couple is re-purposing an old firehall into a luxury retail destination.

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A wealth of opportunity

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Swell Private Wealth’s rapid growth prompted a small development boom in a previously underutilized downtown Medicine Hat block.

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20/20 Vision Care doubling their downtown footprint

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20/20 Vision Care is expanding their services into a new office space on 4th Street Southeast.

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Opportunities in Our Aging Population

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Our op-ed in May’s Business Beat: As Medicine Hat’s senior population continues to grow local companies will no doubt continue to grow along with it.

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Post-war Boom 2.0

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Medicine Hat-based air quality company Squareone Consulting is expanding into Saskatchewan four years after opening shop in Canada’s Sunniest City.

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EDF EN hosts open houses for major Medicine Hat-area wind projects

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Medicine Hat’s services and first-rate wind resources attracted EDF’s two Alberta project proposals.

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Coil tubing company seeks Medicine Hat workers

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Titanium Tubing is seeking Medicine Hat-based workers as it expands operations.

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Downtown revitalization funding available

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Grants of up to $50,000 are still available for eligible property owners in the city’s Downtown Development Incentive Program.

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Seven years of supporting entrepreneurship

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On April 28 nine entrepreneurs will pitch their business plans to a panel of six local business leaders for grants of up to $10,000.

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Medicine Hat sees steady unemployment rate

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Medicine Hat’s unemployment rate continues to be stable as more building permits are issued for institutional construction projects.

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New Alberta technology aims to reduce methane emissions

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An aerospace technology company and local fabricator are partnering to manufacture a solution to meeting Canada’s methane targets.

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Five hemp ideas for a small business

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Websites such as Pinterest and Google searches are full of ideas for hemp start-ups. Here are five of Invest Medicine Hat’s favourites.

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New shopping centre springs up in Medicine Hat

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A ready workforce and a trading area of approximately 100,000 people are attracting businesses to set up shop in Medicine Hat.

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Medicine Hat becoming a renewable energy hub

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Hatters are leading Alberta’s transition to renewable energy and are quickly positioning Medicine Hat as a renewable energy hub.

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Saucy start-up

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Medicine Hat’s location on the Trans Canada Highway and low operating costs is proving to be an ideal recipe for a saucy start-up to expand.

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Medicine Hat’s skies present international opportunity

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Medicine Hat’s Super T Aviation recently went international by singing a Memorandum of Understanding with Ireland’s National Flight Centre.

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Aerospace company grows in Medicine Hat

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Alex Markov, President and Director of Engineering of Amtech Aeronautical, discusses how the company has thrived in Canada’s Sunniest City for more than 25 years.

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Five Hatters to follow on Etsy

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Medicine Hat has a creative sector of entrepreneurs who have opted for online shops instead of traditional brick-and mortar locales.

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How Medicine Hat made the New York Times

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Invest Medicine Hat contacted New York Times journalist Craig Smith to find out why he made the journey to Medicine Hat and what captured his interest upon arrival.

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Opportunities in Medicine Hat attract new talent

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Mulder Builders is expanding and (Tammy’s) brother, Aaron Procknow, is putting his high-end carpentry skills to work in Medicine Hat.

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Are We Ignoring Business That Have Already Invested in Medicine Hat?

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Our column in the Medicine Hat News Business Beat looks at showing appreciation to new and existing businesses.

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Medicine Hat’s unemployment rate continues to shrink

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Hatters are returning to work as the city’s unemployment rate continues to fall, mirroring national trends.

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Homeowners seeking solar panels

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We connected with Marcus Campbell, director of operations for solar installation company Terralta Inc., to find out how solar incentives are affecting business.

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Manufacturing the future

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Medicine Hat College’s 3D printing and scanning equipment give Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAVs) companies a leg up on the competition.

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Medicine Hat is a hub for renewable energy service companies

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The future of renewable energy in Southeast Alberta is bright, and Medicine Hat is well-positioned as a renewable energy service hub.

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Downtown Development Incentive Program revitalizing downtown

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Invest Medicine Hat sat down with real estate developer Aaron Burghardt to discuss the Hutchison Block redevelopment, now home of FWBA Architects.

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QinetiQ continues to grow in Medicine Hat

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QinetiQ Vice President Corrie Dale to discusses advanced manufacturing potential in Medicine Hat and QinetiQ’s 2017 outlook.

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Aviation history was made in Foremost, Alberta

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The first Transport Canada sanctioned beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone flight took place at the Foremost UAS Range southwest of Medicine Hat.

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Medicine Hat’s workforce seeing more employment opportunities

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More people are employed than one year earlier and at the same time more job opportunities are becoming available in Medicine Hat.

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Building a modern community in Medicine Hat

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Brost Developments is breaking ground on a modern new neighbourhood, called The Mill, that focuses on millennials.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat’s fabricators ready for UAV market

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As the UAV industry continues to grow, Medicine Hat’s fabricators and manufacturers are already well-positioned to be players in the anticipated $82 billion market.

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Affordability one of the perks to opening shop in Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat was identified as the most affordable city to purchase a home in Alberta.

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Like a ‘Wealthy Little Country’

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Medicine Hat is one of the last cities in North America to own its own energy assets and is now establishing a dividend-paying fund that will make money for the city for generations. The New York Times caught up with Mayor Clugston to discuss the city’s progressive initiatives.

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New opportunities in suspended oil and gas wells

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As calls grow louder for regulations around abandoning and reclaiming non-producing oil and gas wells, there is an opportunity for companies to coordinate the massive effort that will be required. Medicine Hat’s workforce has the oilfield service experience to play a major role if new rules indeed come into effect.

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Developer sources Medicine Hat workforce to complete major project

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Relying on Medicine Hat’s experienced construction sector, Masterpiece Care Corporation is on schedule to open the doors to its new state-of-the-art long-term care facility this fall. We toured the facility with CEO Tim Garforth-Bles and Vice President of Care Services Darlene Gallant to discuss Medicine Hat’s market, and the benefits of building in the city.

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Start-ups receive new investment

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More aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to cultivate their ideas in Medicine Hat thanks to a multi-million-dollar government grant program. Following the announcement of $342,000 for Medicine Hat’s entrepreneur incubator, Invest Medicine Hat connected with Justine Mann, director of Little Owl Learning Centre, to find out how local education and support boosted her start-up’s success.

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Provincial innovation support drives investment into Medicine Hat

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Alberta’s innovation network runs deep, providing support for companies to get their pre-commercial technology to market. Medicine Hat-based Bluenergy Solarwind Canada is one example of how companies can utilize the network.

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Oil and Gas is picking up in Medicine Hat

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There seems to be cautious optimism in Alberta’s oil and gas sector to begin 2017. ATB is forecasting an increase in drilling and production this year while in Medicine Hat three hiring fairs are a sign that the industry is picking up.

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A bright future for Sun City Ford

Bright future for Sun City Ford

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Invest Medicine Hat caught up with Pat Quinlan, one of the new owners of Sun City Ford (formerly Rodeo Ford), to discuss the growing dealership and what motivated them to invest in Canada’s sunniest city.

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Medicine Hat College, City of Medicine Hat, Bluenergy Solarwind Canada Inc. enter into MOU

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Medicine Hat College, City of Medicine Hat, Bluenergy Solarwind Canada Inc. enter into MOU to support Community Renewable Energy Microgrid Demonstration Project.

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My Scrubs opens a second store in Medicine Hat

Bringing fashion to the ER

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To start 2017, Medicine Hat-based My Scrubs took their success on the road, opening a second shop in Lethbridge. We took the five-minute drive to their Medicine Hat location to talk with owner Holly Lanigan about how niche businesses can thrive in the city. Between her helping her customers, that is.

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Medicine Hat’s diversifying economy

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Medicine Hat, Alberta is embracing economic diversity to counter the volatility of the oil & gas sector.

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A malt house in Medicine Hat? Why Not?

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Alberta’s malting barley is well-known and the province is far along in a booming craft brewery boom. Yet there are only two malting houses in the province. Shouldn’t there be more?

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Medicine Hat’s 3,000 megawatt wind energy opportunity

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In Medicine Hat, Alberta, you will find the most sunshine hours in Canada, stable and abundant wind resources, some of the lowest business costs in Western Canada, and a progressive municipal government.

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Medicine Hat: Home Base

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As Alberta’s wind energy industry grows, Medicine Hat is emerging as a provincial leader and is a natural fit for operations and maintenance companies.

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Alberta’s Renewable Energy Plan

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Medicine Hat is in the middle of Canada’s best solar and wind resources, making it a natural fit for companies looking to capitalize on Alberta’s renewable energy ambitions.

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Medicine Hat is Western Canada’s Wind Energy Epicentre

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With wind resources, labour force and inexpensive real estate, the Gas City has what it takes to serve Western Canada’s growing wind energy industry.

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Is the worst of the recession behind us?

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TD Bank’s most recent economic outlook suggests that the worst of the recession may be behind us. Could recent industrial real estate lease activity be an indicator that Medicine Hat’s economy is beginning to turn the corner?

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Incubating new technology in Medicine Hat

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If all goes according to plan, Alberta is set to replace thousands of megawatts of coal power with renewable energy over the next 15 years. Medicine Hat is well-positioned to be the centre of Alberta’s solar energy industry.

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Medicine Hat is ready for the solar energy boom

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With Canada’s best solar resource, a well-suited workforce, and a progressive, business-savvy municipal government, Medicine Hat, Alberta has all the ingredients to serve as a base for Alberta’s growing solar industry.

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NEWS: Alberta seeks solar farm proposals

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Alberta is seeking solar farm proposals. With a wealth of energy-related engineers, a city-owned utility, Canada’s best solar resource and low business costs, Medicine Hat is an ideal location.

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Bringing new technology to market in Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat is in a unique position to serve renewable energy companies as they bring their technology to market. Find out how.

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Get a move on

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How Kinetisense built a global technology business from their headquarters in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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Olive Downtown

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Medicine Hat’s first olive oil tasting room has already gone through its first order of product, proving there’s a big appetite for high-quality, specialty foods in the city.

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A 2000 Megawatt Opportunity

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Southeast Alberta is home to nearly 2000 megawatts of proposed renewable energy projects and the talent to bring them to life.

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Altitude rising

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Medicine Hat’s unique airspace and education assets position the city as a global aviation centre.

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A growing opportunity

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Food processing opportunities exist in Medicine Hat thanks in part to a mature greenhouse industry.

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Something’s brewing

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Medicine Hat Brewing Company plans to open doors for business in October 2016, resulting in 10 new jobs for Medicine Hat.

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It’s in our bones

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With a growing desire for healthy eating and nose-to-tail dietary habits, bone broth is a brewing industry that a Medicine Hat team could really capitalize on.

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The sky is the limit

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming big business. Thanks to a number of assets, Medicine Hat is well positioned to be a unmanned aerial vehicle centre of excellence.

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Building on Success

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Market access and a reliable labour force spell continued success for Moduline Industries in Medicine Hat.

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Masterpiece Care breaks ground

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Masterpiece Care breaks ground on new 120 bed long-term care facility. When completed in fall 2017 it will mean 150 new full and part-time positions in Medicine Hat.

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Five bright reasons Medicine Hat is a good place for renewable energy

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With progressive municipal incentive programs and plenty of sunshine, Medicine Hat is well-positioned to take advantage of the increased emphasis on renewable energy.

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Sunshine state of mind

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How a Medicine Hat company capitalized on regional and municipal advantages to build a renewable energy powerhouse in South East Alberta.

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Hotel Makeover

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Stagewest Hospitality completes latest round of renovations at Medicine Hat Lodge including two new restaurant concepts, lobby beautification and room refresh.

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Medicine Hat’s Top 10 Competitive Advantages

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Medicine Hat, Alberta is a stable, growing regional service centre with an economic base in manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil and gas services, agricultural processing, agricultural services, retail, and public sector services.

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Fit for a King

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How $1.6M in City infrastructure investment spurred investment in downtown Medicine Hat.

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Beyond City Limits

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Township Tees goes global from Medicine Hat, Alberta

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5 reasons to move your creative enterprise to Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat boasts a community of creatives running successful businesses selling locally and abroad.

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