Full Name
Mike Richard
Job Title
Acting Director, Economic Innovation and Growth
Sturgeon County
Speaker Bio
Mike leads the activities of Sturgeon County Economic Innovation and Growth including department strategy, stakeholder outreach, investment attraction, business retention and expansion efforts. He plays a key role in regional economic development initiatives alongside stakeholders such as Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) and Edmonton Global (EG). He also provides advisory services for developers and investors looking to advance projects in Sturgeon County. Mike works with corporate investors, site selectors and developers involved in the land development, rail, petrochemical, advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, defence and security industries.

Mike has significant experience in both the private and public sector, joining Sturgeon County after leading industry and business development initiatives at Alberta Economic Development and Trade (now Jobs, Economy and Innovation). He has extensive knowledge and sector expertise in multiple industries including midstream and downstream energy, petrochemicals, advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, aerospace and defence, and agribusiness.
Mike Richard