The County of Newell is currently involved with three special economic development projects, on a local, regional and international level. 

Locally, the County of Newell is constructing piped water service, available to all rural county residents.

Regionally, the County of Newell is one of over 60 shareholder communities in the Canadian Badlands Ltd, an organization aimed at the promotion of South East Alberta as an iconic tourist destination focussed on the Canadian Badlands.

Internationally, the County of Newell is a Municipal Partner in Economic Development (MPED) providing knowledge and expertise in capacity building to the Kang Meas District in Cambodia.