Partnership Development

Community Futures Highwood works in partnership with local, provincial and federal organizations to create innovative and sustainable economic opportunities.

Municipalities located in the Community Futures Highwood region:

Shareholder Municipalities Regional Villages
Black Diamond Arrowwood
High River Aldersyde
Kananaskis Improvement District Blackie
M.D. of Foothills no. 31 Carmangay
M.D. of Willow Creek no. 26 Cayley
Nanton Champion
Okotoks Kananaskis Village
Turner Valley Lomond
Vulcan Longview
Vulcan County Millarville

Calgary Regional Partnership

Regional Investment Attraction Initiative in the Foothills- the RISE Project

  • A Business Development Initiative of the Alberta Foothills Region. RISE is an initiative of the towns of Black Diamond, High River, Okotoks, Turner Valley and the Municipal District of Foothills to promote the attraction of commercial and industrial investment to the Foothills Region with a common, regional perspective, and cooperative marketing activity.


Commmunity Futures Highwood works with the regional economic development alliance SouthGrow, representing 26 south central Alberta communities committed to working together to achieve prosperity for the region. For more information, please visit