Regional Advantages

Alberta’s International Region is a major industrial hub located 20 kilometres south of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. Home to the largest developed energy services industrial park in Canada, three of the world’s top five oil services multinationals operate facilities within the region.  The strategic location provides one of the most comprehensive and efficient multi-modal distribution systems in North America. Key sectors in the region include transportation and logistics, advanced manufacturing, energy services, and agri-foods processing.
Alberta’s International Region is an ideal place to locate a business due to its thriving economic environment, competitive tax regime, skilled workforce, and market access. The high quality of life, big city amenities and recreation opportunities here make Alberta’s International Region a great place to live and raise a family.
Alberta’s International Region was rated one of the top 25 places to do business in Western Canada (Alberta Venture, 2012) and as a Great Community for Business in Alberta (Alberta Venture, 2014).

Regional Assets

  • Regional Population: 66,551
  • 35% growth since 2006
  • Regional labour force: 41,120
  • Access to 1.2 million consumers
  • Average family income: $127, 222
  • Alberta Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
  • Access to 8 universities, colleges and technical institutions 

Tax Competitiveness

  • Low corporate tax environment, no provincial retail sales tax, no provincial capital or payroll taxes
  • Combined Federal/Provincial Tax rate 25%, one of the most competitive tax environments in North America
  • Small Business Combined Tax rate (companies less than $500,000) of 14%
  • 10% manufacturing and processing provincial tax rate

Economic Highlights

  • Diversified industrial base including energy, advanced manufacturing, agri-foods, distribution/logistics and retail operations
  • AAA Provincial bond rating (Moody’s Standard and Poor’s)
  • Alberta earned the top grade of A+ for economic performance in the report, “How Canada Performs: Economy” (Conference Board of Canada)
  • Canada ranks as the best country in the G-20 to do business due to Economic resilience, a strong banking system and solid tax regime (Bloomberg and Forbes)

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Executive Director
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Contact Barbara McKenzie at 780.986.9538.
Business Attraction Lead
Contact Mark Gallant at 780.986.9538
Reputation & Relationships Lead
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Special Projects Lead
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Business Retention & Expansion Coordinator
Office Administrator
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