Business Investment & Attraction

Launch of - One Central Spot for Business Recovery Resources

Community Futures Wood Buffalo (CFWB), Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce (FMCoC), Fort McMurray Construction Association (FMCA), Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA) and Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation (WBEDC) have partnered to create a central business support portal: logo on a blue background

Wood Buffalo businesses are facing extreme challenges with COVID-19, the Flood and an economic downturn. Finding the information, resources and supports available can be overwhelming and hard for businesses to navigate.

“We heard these challenges and wanted to make it easier on businesses to find the resources and supports that they need, so we teamed up to create one central location,” says Nick Sanders, Executive Director of the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce

“ houses federal, provincial and local resources all in one spot; specific and relevant to our region’s unique circumstances.” curates all the COVID and Flood business resources in one location to help businesses navigate through these crises. The portal is the central source of information for all local programs and initiatives actioned by the Business Recovery Task Force.

“ is a community collaboration - we encourage our business community to share feedback and resources that will help add value for other businesses,” says Keith Plowman, President of the Fort McMurray Construction Association. “We are navigating this recovery together, and that is our strength.”

As we move through the crises, the portal will be continually updated with new information. Local businesses are encouraged to visit the portal regularly.

Visit to explore the portal.

Portal questions? Please e-mail for support navigating the site.

Have a resource you want to share? Please submit it using the Resource Submission link on 

About | is our region’s central business support portal. Our portal is a knowledge directory designed to make finding business recovery information relevant to our region as quick and easy as possible. WB Central is a Business Recovery Task Force initiative collaboratively implemented between a team of organizations that support businesses in our region: CFWB, FMCoC, FMCA, NAABA and WBEDC.

Media Contacts:

Pamela Ramrup 
Executive Director 
Community Futures Wood Buffalo 
(780) 791-0330

Nick Sanders 
Executive Director 
Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce 
(780) 743-3100

Keith Plowman 
Fort McMurray Construction Association 
(780) 370-8450

Michelle Toner 
Executive Director 
Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association 
(780) 881-1158

Andrea Haley 
Director, Brand & Corporate Services 
Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation 
(780) 907-2017