Boardgames, plants and Tarot cards: How these Edmonton entrepreneurs are following their dreams

Edmonton may be best known for industries like energy and government, but the city also boasts an entrepreneurial class that is burgeoning even as other sectors fluctuate.

The city’s business community taps into a number of industries and economic drivers, giving it strength, said Edmonton Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Janet Riopel. And owners of those businesses are “very attuned to what’s going on,” she said.

“You see the support local campaigns, and the Edmonton-made campaigns — we’re very proud of that,” Riopel said.

Other supporting factors include immigration to the city and loyalty to local businesses from area consumers.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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