The provincial government has handed out thousands of dollars to the Fort, Lamont and Vegreville.
The Alberta government announced the funding for three local projects funded through the Community and Regional Economic Support program (CARES) on Friday (Apr.13).
Fort Saskatchewan has received $65,000 to move forward with recommendations in the Investment Promotion Strategy project. Lamont County received $37,482 to create an agriculture master plan and an agriculture industry attraction strategy. They also gave the Town of Vegreville $150,000 for an economic diversity enhancement plan to look at innovation, business growth and retention along with residential growth and land development.
"As we work to diversity the provincial economy I am proud to see how much great work is being don in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville to diversity our local economy. Promoting a wide variety of investment in our region will help ensure an economic recovery that's built to last," said Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood.
Littlewood was in Lamont County on Monday (Apr.23) to present the cheque.
These are just three projects out of 62 projects being funded through the CARES program across Alberta.

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