March 2015

There are 3 blog entries for March 2015.

Edmonton, as well as the Capital Region surrounding the city, has recently been named by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses as one of the best places to be an entrepreneur in Canada. In a survey called Cities in Boom in the Financial Post the CFIB reported that, unlike some of the other larger Canadian cities which rank lower when compared to the area surrounding them, Edmonton and the area surrounding it rank much higher.

Entrepreneurs like Louise Dirks enjoy the benefits of Edmonton's high ranking on the CFIB's survey. Louise Dirks is the founder of Gravity Pope, a unique boutique that sells shoes, clothing, and accessories for men, women, and children founded in 1990.

Louise Dirks must travel extensively for her business, to places

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When Dawn and Jeremiah Leder married in 2013, they had two choices when it came time to design a new home for themselves and Dawn's three daughters. They could either move to a new neighbourhood and build one from the ground up or they could stay in Dawn's neighbourhood of McQueen and renovate a 1954 semi-bungalow. They chose the latter and the results are a testament to the fact that they made the right decision.

Before deciding on staying in McQueen, the couple had considered other neighbourhoods; they wanted the perfect fit for the new family. The community, however, was very close to the girls' school. “The Queen”, as it was affectionately called, was also in a great location when it came to amenities. Plus, the friendliness of the people that

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With the beginning of construction in March of 2014 of Rogers Place, Edmonton is enjoying the largest surge in real estate development in its history. The arena, valued at $480 million, had been in development since 2011 but finally received approval for funding as of February 2014. Rogers Place will replace Rexall Place as the home for the Oilers and is expected to open before the beginning of the 2016 – 2017 NHL season.

The arena had trouble getting funding for several years, which delayed development and construction. Funding was finally approved, with roughly half coming from the Community Revitalization Levy, government sources, and the Edmonton Arena Corporation. The rest has come from the arena's projected revenue.

Daryl Katz, owner of the

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