Rural Venture Cooperative Consultations

Rural Venture Cooperative Consultations
Posted on 07/04/2017

Saddle Hills County's Economic Development Department is seeking public input into the viability of a Rural Venture Cooperative to encourage local and small business entrepreneurs in the agriculture and agriculture-related sector.

In part, this would be accomplished by providing links and contacts to the soft services required to start and maintain a small business.

In addition, the Cooperative would be structured so as to provide a ready-made group of related- local business which will:

  1. Purchase together thus achieving economies of scale
  2. Work together on matters of mutual interest such as:
    1. Financing
    2. Transportation
    3. Sales
    4. Retail sales e.g. IGA and Costco are both seeking local suppliers/partners for fresh, local. Meat, fruits & vegetables
  3. Purchase from one another (when appropriate)
  4. Act together in promoting the Cooperative, its members and its products/services
  5. Provide one another with non-financial assistance that would be unachievable/available to small or micro business entrepreneurs at an affordable rate
  6. Enable the members to respond rapidly to local, provincial national or international economic and market forces in ways that would be impossible for a local small/micro business operating alone
  7. Explore and develop all available:
    1. Funding opportunities
    2. Government programs of use to small and micro business (Provincial & Federal)
    3. Access joint research, marketing and sales opportunities

The County is holding a series of Open Houses in order to gather public opinion on the proposal.
Get Involved

Rural Ventures Cooperative Consultation Open Houses

- Please RSVP

June 21 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - CANCELLED  

Woking Community Hall               

6:00 p.m. supper with meeting to follow.


June 29 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM             

Blueberry Hall

6:00 p.m. supper with meeting to follow COMPLETE


July 5 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM  

Bonanza Hall

6:00 p.m. supper with meeting to follow


July 12 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Savanna Rec Plex            

6:00 p.m. supper with meeting to follow

Please RSVP