Current Project & Initiatives
Economic Development Strategy adopted April 2021
David Thompson Country is Alberta’s newest tourism region, formed and named through the joint efforts of the Town of Rocky Mountain House, the Village of Caroline and Clearwater County and the three local Chambers of Commerce. In 2017 the regional partners conducted a Visitor Friendly Assessment. The Central Alberta Destination Management Plan (2015) provides a road map for tourism growth in our region.
The program provides a one-time matching grant to business owners and property owners located in the downtown commercial area to renovate their storefronts, in accordance with the Town's architectural guidelines.
The Town of Rocky Mountain House will provide $2,500 for any storefront project greater than $5,000 in construction value. For projects less than $5,000, the town will pay 50% of the construction value.
For more information on the program, please explore:
- Let's Renovate Your Rocky information brochure
- Downtown Storefront Improvement Program Application
- Architectural guidelines
Marketplace on Main
Marketplace on Main is an open-air pedestrian market that takes place every Thursday night from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM in summer months.
The Economic Development departments for the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County have jointly launched an online Business Development Tool Kit to help existing and potential businesses. Search industry trends, evaluate the workforce, understand land uses and more! All your essential questions about doing business answered in one place.