Women in Business

Why are Women in Business Winning in Camrose?

 The City of Camrose is a hub of activity for women in business. There are several reasons that make our community a top choice when looking to start a business:

  • Low overhead costs: our average cost per square foot for space is lower than our competitors across most areas of the City;
  • A supportive network: from the City itself, to Camrose and District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures, to the WISE women's group for women in business, women entrepreneurs have a variety of levels of support across the community;
  • A shop Camrose mentality: the community supports the business community in Camrose and Camrose is a hub for retail and services for the entire region; and
  • Quality of Life: Camrose offers a smaller city atmosphere with the amenities of a large city, with family fun options for both indoor and outdoor arts, culture, and recreation activities, and food and entertainment options for all.  

See what some of our winning Women in Business had to say in the National Post article here!

If you are looking to join our exceptional women entrepreneurs and start a business in Camrose, visit our Entrepreneur Toolkit as it has resources that can help you with your business planning.  

At the City of Camrose, we are always willing to help! Whether you are just started looking for a location, need help navigating the business license process, or are ready for your grand opening, we are just a phone call away! 

If you want to talk to our Business Development Coordinator, call 780.672.4428 or email econdev@camrose.ca

Testimonials on Doing Business in Camrose

Jessica Puddicombe

Jessica Puddicombe, Owner of Coldwell Banker Battle River Realty
In business since 2018

"This community is so welcoming. I love that our office can be involved in events and help other businesses thrive. We can really get to know our business owners and develop plans to help each other grow. There is a sense of "shop local" here in the heart of central Alberta and Camrose is a very big player. Being able to know our neighbors and do business so personally, our industry thrives! Real estate sales are not only about selling a home, but it is also about connecting people to places. Camrose is a community where we can do this so well, as we know our neighborhoods, our schools, our shopping and our events, we have very easily become community influencers!"

Tracey Crown

Tracey Crown, Owner of Crown Photography and Film
In business since 2011

"I love the connections we have made through people who have come to us for photos and videos, not originally being from the area we feel like Camrose has been such a welcoming home to grow our business and raise our family."

Denise Hawkins

Denise Hawkins, Owner of Camrose Energy
In business since 2012

"Camrose has amazing support for women entrepreneurs. We all want each other to succeed. Our WISE group is wonderful for new and experienced business owners. At each meeting, there is something great you take away. I would encourage every woman in business to reach out for this support. It is more than a business connection, friendships grow as we do this journey together regardless of industry."

Tif Walker

Tiff Walker, Owner at LIFT FC
In business since 2020

"Camrose is a gem when it comes to community support! We also love that even though it is a city, it has a small town feel where you get to know the person behind the business."

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