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A portrait of Amit Kumar
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Hydrogen: Where we're at and where we're going

The opportunity and promise of hydrogen in the Edmonton region will be highlighted again when the f-Cell Canada conference comes to the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 25 and 26, a month after the Canadian Hydrogen Convention ignited interest and investment.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi speaks onstage
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Mayor slams province, praises region, in State of the City address

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi used his first State of the City address to criticize the province for its lack of support for Edmonton.

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Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub booth at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention
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Edmonton seeks leadership role in hydrogen economy

The Canadian Hydrogen Convention attracted thousands of people to Edmonton from April 26-28 to discuss the emerging hydrogen economy and the role the Edmonton region will play.

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Steve Siciliano holds a thin tube of metal in the air, with a projector screen in the background
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'Saving the soils will save the world': EMS secures $250K investment

Environmental Material Science Inc.'s soil remediation technology is gaining traction across the Prairies, as it prepares to continue fundraising after securing at least $250,000 at Startup TNT's Cleantech Investment Summit at the beginning of April.

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Tax credits for carbon capture expected to fuel development around Edmonton

The federal budget that was tabled on April 7 offers $2.6 billion in tax incentives over five years to companies that deploy carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), enabling them to write off up to 60% of their investments in the area. That should provide plenty of fuel for the projects underway in the Edmonton region.

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A map illustrating the proposed location for the Edmonton-Strathcona County Footbridge
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Coming up at council: April 4-8, 2022

City council meets on April 4 with continuations on April 5 and 6. There is also a city council public hearing on April 5. Here are some of the key items on the agenda this week.

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Edmonton Global CEO Malcolm Bruce
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Relaunched Port Alberta expands concept from airport to region

Edmonton is nowhere near an ocean, but the region has a port of sorts, and it's now bigger and more diversified than ever. This week saw the relaunch of Port Alberta, a concept that describes the convergence of air, rail, pipelines, and roadways governed by regulations that facilitate the import and export of goods.

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Alberta's Minister of Service Nate Glubish and Canada's Minister of Rural Economic Development Gudie Hutchings in front of the Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator
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Funding raises hopes for broadband access throughout region

The announcement of $780 million in federal and provincial funding to improve access to high-speed internet was welcomed by Leduc Mayor Bob Young. "Improving rural broadband has become a priority within the Edmonton Metro Region Board," he said.

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Cover art for Economic Development Matters presented by Edmonton Global, with a map of Canada showing a star on the Edmonton region
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Podcast pick: Economic Development Matters

Edmonton Global, the economic development agency for the Edmonton metropolitan region, has launched Economic Development Matters, a podcast to explore questions such as what draws people and businesses to a community and how we can build a sustainable economic future.

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