Business Investment & Attraction

2019 Hot Topics: Downtown & Economic Development

There were some big changes to economic development in Fort McMurray and the Wood Buffalo region in 2019.

Night time lapse photo of downtown Fort McMurray

These included the appointment of Wood Buffalo Economic Development’s inaugural CEO, Kevin Weidlich, the amalgamation of Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Fort McMurray Tourism Ltd., and a renewed focus on the downtown & waterfront revitalization. Mayor Don Scott and City Councillors give their thoughts in this article.