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Creating Community in Inglewood

On November 14 at REAP’s 6th Annual Be Local Awards, Thrive presented our Community Economy Leader Award to Bite Grocer and Eatery. Among the six nominees, Bite stood out for its commitment to provide a community hub and access to local goods through its various partnerships throughout Inglewood. In addition to having a designated staff […]

Government Alberta introduces incentive for local investing

When he was in his 20s, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Deron Bilous recalls sitting down with a financial advisor and struggling to find worthy investments that aligned with his values. Now, with the introduction of the Community Economic Development Tax Credit (CEDC) by the Government of Alberta on October 18, 2018, Bilous is […]

The power and potential of social procurement in Calgary

At a time when saving money and creating real value is more important than ever, governments across Canada are finding efficiencies and increased impact from public spending. As our city continues to recover from challenging economic times, The City of Calgary is exploring social procurement as a strategy to encourage local entrepreneurship, economic innovation and […]

Local Investing: mutual benefit over mutual funds

Local investing is the magic of people investing in people — their neighbours and local businesses, and it’s making a sizeable impact across Alberta, keeping more money in the local economy and creating local jobs. Thrive is looking to raise capital for Calgary businesses through Local Investing YYC, a local investment co-op. Members of Local […]