Business Development


Resources and supports for businesses

Our Business Development department is available to support Cochrane businesses. To contact our team to discuss challenges you may be facing, please email


On July 29, 2020, Cochrane Council approved Bylaw 20/2020 that provides the opportunity to make it mandatory to wear a face covering or non-medical mask in indoor public places and public vehicles.

The mandatory requirement will only be enacted if Cochrane reaches 10 active cases and would be rescinded when active case numbers are reported to be below 10, for 14 consecutive days.  

Businesses are encouraged to display a sign at a location that is visible to a person immediately upon entering the public premises or public vehicle, but are not required to.

The business is not expected to evict a customer or refuse service to people who are not complying with the bylaw.

Download the Wear Your Mask Here signage.

2020-2030 Business Development Strategic Plan

Town Council showed their commitment to local business development and innovation by approving the 2020-30 Business Development Strategic Plan at their meeting Monday February 24, 2020.

The plan outlines four main business development strategies:

  1. Proactively promote the innovation sector in the Town of Cochrane.
  2. Proactively strengthen relationships with existing businesses groups, companies and major developers in Cochrane.
  3. Proactively plan and implement initiatives to enhance Historic Downtown Cochrane.
  4. Provide consultation and support for other Town initiatives, projects and processes that enhance Cochrane’s economic ecosystem.

Read the whole plan.

2018-2023 Tourism Strategy

Cochrane Dollars

Cochrane Business Development is a proud partner of Cochrane Dollars. Find out more about the local figures and landscapes featured on the bills, security features, and how you can use Cochrane’s local currency at

Business Development

Business development supports community economic growth through business attraction, retention programs, expansion and entrepreneur support. We attract economic investment to support and expand the existing business community.

Economic Vision Statement for Cochrane

Create a vibrant, thriving and complete economy, where a wide variety of employment and business opportunities draw local, national and international talent, business and investors.

Contact Cochrane Business Development via email today to find out how we can get you started!

Business Development Microsite
We know businesses increasingly rely on online resources to make better decisions. Our Business Development microsite makes it easier for start-up, emerging and existing businesses to:

  • Research the local business climate and industry trends
  • Identify customers and competitors
  • Uncover local opportunities
  • Find available properties

The microsite also helps you ask the right questions, analyze the data and make better business decisions.

Business Development Email List

Join our mailing list and you will receive our monthly newsletter with events and information related to business and economic development in Cochrane.

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