Business Vitality Alberta

Business Vitality Alberta (BVA) is an easy-to-use tool designed to help you maximize your community’s business and economic vitality. BVA show you to solidly build a healthy community, support entrepreneurs and foster small business growth.

BVA can be completed quickly without outside facilitation or expertise using tried and true process to assess you community, focus on doable actions and take action.

The toolkit includes:

  • a 12 minute on-line instructional video;
  • a quick 30 question survey that allows community stakeholders (council/municipal staff, several key businesses, economic development organizations) to gauge business friendliness in key areas, identify key business issues, and untapped economic development opportunities;
  • An easy-to-use scoring grid (or self-calculating spreadsheet) allows communities to calculate scores;  and
  • An easy-to-follow handbook outlining how to administer the survey and assess its results, and outlining seven proven strategies for boosting economic performance and links to resources and best practices.

To find out about the province's investment in the BVI and BVA, please click here

Other resoures

Business Vitality Handbook
Business Vitality Survey - draft
Business Vitality spreadsheet template - draft