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Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Constructs Municipal Election Platform - Building for the Future

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Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce Constructs Municipal Election Platform - Building for the Future

To ensure the 2021 municipal election addresses the most important issues for economic growth, ‘Building for the Future’ outlines the Chamber’s five fundamental pillars for a strong and prosperous Southeast Alberta Region.

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has launched their Municipal Election Platform, Vote Prosperity 2021: Building for the Future. To ensure the 2021 municipal election addresses the most important issues for economic growth, ‘Building for the Future’ outlines the Chamber’s five fundamental pillars for a strong and prosperous Southeast Alberta Region.

 “We created the Vote Prosperity Platform so that people can get familiar with the issues our region is facing and see where local candidates stand on these issues. It’s important that everyone starts to think about how we can build a strong foundation moving forward, and the Vote Prosperity platform is a good framework for that,” shared Marcus Campbell, Chamber President.

In 2020, over 500 businesses were surveyed in the Southeast Alberta Region to better understand what is required to restore economic growth and promote business survival in a post-pandemic economy. The Economic Impacts, Outcomes and Opportunities for Southeast Alberta in a Post-COVID Economy report formed the foundation of the 2021 Vote Prosperity platform and provided valuable insights about the requirements for businesses to grow.

“We found that our region needs to focus on both short-term and long-term solutions,” emphasized Campbell. “It’s important to address the immediate barriers to growth businesses shared such as high taxes, regulations, and the impact of the pandemic. But to build for the future, our region must also work together to tackle issues like infrastructure development, talent attraction and innovation.”


As a result, the Chamber identified five pillars for the 2021 Vote Prosperity platform: innovative and competitive strategy, infrastructure development, image and branding, workforce development and business and financial support.

The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce suggests that our incumbent municipal electorate:

  • Advocate for the use of innovative strategies to benefit businesses and education in our region.
  • Allocate time and funding to improve the infrastructure of the region.
  • Create a plan to address the issues related to image and branding that may slow the growth in the region.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to growing our workforce by promoting the use of professional development and talent attraction programs.
  • Clarify taxation and regulatory rules and ensure equal opportunity for business growth after the financial recession and pandemic

The Chamber has partnered with Pattison Media to record municipal candidate interviews focused on the Vote Prosperity Platform to better advocate for these issues. Community members can send questions to be included in the written interview to policy@medicinehatchamber.com on or before August 27, 2021. These interviews will be released on October 4, 2021 along with the written interview that dives deeper into the issues that matter most to the business community. All of the information above can be found at www.medicinehatchamber.com/voteprosperity2021

Please direct all media enquiries to:

Marcus Campbell, President

c/o Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce

(403) 527-5214 ext.225


The Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven, volunteer-led organization, proudly representing the interests of businesses in our region, and working diligently to stimulate a strengthened and vibrant economy through our connections, support and influence. For more than 120 years, the Chamber has stood for promoting business, monitoring Government and championing managed growth in the local economy. The Chamber represents over 800 businesses in our region and is aligned with both the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC), which represents over 25,000 businesses and the Canadian Chambers of Commerce (CCC), which represents over 200,000 businesses. With the largest and most influential business organizations locally, provincially and federally, the Chamber network is the most unified, valued and influential business network in Canada and works together to shape policy and programs that will make a difference to businesses in our region.

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