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Fort Mac's break may be over ( July 2009): Oiltown planners got busy when slowdown finally freed up space and time for infrastructure work Change in the air ( June 2009): Drumheller's new radio station just the latest sign of more upbeat economy in t

Fort Mac's break may be over (July 2009):
Oiltown planners got busy when slowdown finally freed up space and time for infrastructure work

Change in the air (June 2009):
Drumheller's new radio station just the latest sign of more upbeat economy in the Badlands city

Going negative (May 2009):
Calgary is staring into its first year of negative economic growth since 1989

Hell below, hope above (April 2009):
Perched above a giant natural gas field, Medicine Hat still relies on economic diversity

Crossroads (March 2009):
The bustling border city of Lloydminster straddles Canada's hottest economies

Banff eases up (February 2009):
Rockies' resort town rethinks permits after some developers pull the plug on proposed projects

Edmonton at $50 a barrel (January 2009):
Commercial real estate takes a breather as price of oil, land, leases and labour track lower

Green stress (December 2008):
Okotoks' environmental standards, meant to cap growth, have had the opposite effect

Wow factor (November 2008):
Red Deer poised to vote on an audacious plan to create the first inner-city canal system in Western Canada

Grande design (October 2008):
Grande Prairie approves huge tax hike to catch up with infrastructure demand

Heart replacement (September2008):
Lethbridge's rebust revival began with radical surgery on its once ailing downtown core

Calgary's condos (August 2008):
Residential owners take a hit while commercial condominiums see record demand

Land in hand (July 2008):
Alberta's third-largest city – wealthy Fort McMurray – is about to get a heck of a lot bigger and richer

Town for all seasons (June 2008):
Sylvan Lake real estate prices ease, but high demand expected to swallow building glut

Connected for growth (May 2008):
Wetaskiwin takes full advantage of its location – and land – to tap into the Alberta advantage

Innovative thinking (April 2008):
Edmonton backs unique plan to cover "big-pipe" costs to lure first develoiper into city's industrial parks

Beyond the borders (March 2008):
Lloydminster's technological expertise, like it's oil, is in high demand around the world

Cold Lake reloads (February2008):
Military town prepares the infrastructure and the planning to meet next invasion of big oil

International action (January 2008):
If there is a Canadian footprint for global investment, it is found in Leduc County, Alberta

Green at the cutting edge (December 2007):
Okotoks has become a showcase of environmental awareness – and it sure hasn't hurt business

Holding its own (October 2007):
Grande Prairie economy shrugs off downturn in natural gas prices and looks confidently to the future

Traffic switch (September 2007):
Young people used to leave Lethbridge for better job opportunities; now the flow is the other way

Straight up (June 2007):
Canmore is drawing the home bulders, the crowds and the money, but it is lacking shops and services

Red Deer's leap (May 2007):
Central city's growth path means annexation and spoinoffs into smaller neighbouring towns

Perfect Storm (April 2007):
Edmonton, fuelled by an oil and gas bonanza, is the sharp end of Alberta's apparently unstoppable economy

Calgary's open arms (March 2007):
Canada's most vibrant economy proves a magnet for chic businesses and savvy entrepreneurs

Beyond gas (Febrnuary 2007):
With its legendary gas fields depleting, Medicine Hat looks to a more diversified future

Moving to Airdrie (December 2006):
Airdrie roars out of Calgary's shadow as a top business and job destination in power corridor

Grande pressure (October 2006):
Grande Prairie has audacious plans to meet future needs as population nears 50,000

Where's the beef (September 2006):
Long the king of cattle country, Lethbridge expands into sophisticated manufacturing

Failing brakes (August 2006):
Affluent, fast-growing Okotoks hopes to cap its population at 30,000. Good luck.

Cold Lake is running hot (June 2006):
Military, oil and gas drive fresh investment

"Guns blazing" (May 2006):
Red Deer fast-draws Calgary, Edmonton when it comes to doing business western style

Hat Trick (February 2006):
Military, manufacturing and gas industries keep Medicine Hat economy among the best in Alberta

Airdrie accelerates (December 2005):
No-tax town expanding highway access as a pivot centre in Alberta's "power corridor"

The five anchors (November 2005):
Grande Prairie's hard-charging economy is founded on more than an oil and gas boom

Sherwood Park: In the heart of the action (October 2005):
Sherwood Park an oasis of affluence at the centre of Alberta's industrial heartland

Dawning of a giant (September 2005):
With one million people surrounded by big, oil metro-Edmonton is the brawn of Alberta's exonomy

Job generator (August 2005):
Lethbridge has near full employment anchored on high-end manufacturing, service and agriculture

Border bountiful (July 2005):
Lloydminster is split between two provinces with residents tapping the best of both worlds

Red Deer on track (June 2005):
Biggest challenge is finding enough workers to keep pace with the central city's aggressive growth

Drumheller's different beat (May 2005):
The former badland coal town is now well anchored on four pillars of business growth

In Calgary's shadow (April 2005):
Cochrane and Strathmore seek to become more than a bedroom for their big neighbour

Strong Medicine (March 2005):
With a lock on gas wells and the hottest housing market in Alberta, Medicine Hat is thriving

Two towns to watch (February 2005):
Hinton and Edson thrive on Alberta's hot resources and Yellowhead retail traffic

Crowding in Calgary (January 2005):
Office leasing pulls 6,000 more workers into the downtown as economy picks up and new towers studied

Right in the zone (December 2004):
Red Deer holds a pivotal location in Canada's most prosperous – and fastest growing – economic corridor

The Rockies are rolling (November 2004):
Despite restrictions and sky-high prices, demand for Banff & Jasper real estate soaring

Envying Edmonton (September 2004):
Capital of debt-free province has low taxes, lots of jobs, high incomes and affordable housing

Alberta's muscle (August 2004):
A trio of towns ringing Edmonton gladly handle the heavy lifting in the West's industrial heartland

Making it in Lethbridge (July 2004):
Manufacturing booms in near debt-free city with no business tax and highly skilled workers

Building bids stack around lake (June 2004):
Sylvan Lake – now a commuter's paradise – aims to balance growth with the environment

Lifting the hat (May 2004):
Cheap energy, low taxes and high-tech defence jobs keep Medicine Hat the pivot city in southeast Alberta

The tale of two towns (April 2004):
Airdrie and Okotoks take divergent paths towards managing among fastest growth rates in Canada

Write your own deal (March 2004):
Former mayor of booming Grande Prairie launches essay contest to sell hotel in 'Gateway to the North'

Canmore or Crowsnest? (February 2004):
As Canmore prices hit big-city levels, some consider the well-placed Crowsnest Pass as a groundfloor buy

Cowtown cools down (January 2004):
Calgary takes a breather after years of record-snapping construction and in-migration