Community Futures Wild Rose has announced its 35th anniversary and is celebrating its dedication and service to the local communities throughout the years.

The communities it serves include Wheatland County, Strathmore, Kneehill County, parts of Rocky View County, the City of Chestermere, Three Hills, and Bassano, as well as the villages of Acme, Beiseker, Carbon, Hussar, Irricana, Linden, Standard, and Trochu. 

The nonprofit organization, which was established in 1989, is dedicated to building an economically diverse future for the communities of the entire region. 

It has a focus on rural entrepreneurship for all individuals with special programs focused on women, persons with disabilities, and youth entrepreneurs.

Community Futures Wild Rose has invested over $36 million into communities in the region, helping businesses start, expand, and thrive. 

"Our 35-year journey is filled with countless success stories of local businesses flourishing with our support. As we celebrate this milestone, we reaffirm our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and driving economic growth in our region," said the board chair for Community Futures Wild Rose, Amber Link in a press release. 

It now has 267 offices across the country and represents part of Canada’s largest economic development movement. 

Community Futures Wild Rose is operated by a volunteer board of directors, largely consisting of local entrepreneurs and business owners. The organization said in a release that it looks forward to continuing its mission of supporting local businesses and promoting economic growth within its local service region.

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