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For your business needs in Strathcona County, contact the Economic Development and Tourism department
Phone: 780-464-8095

Strathcona County is a thriving community for business and industry. As one of the largest municipalities in Alberta, our region offers a robust and supportive environment for business.

What we do

A proactive community for business

  • No business licenses, no registration fees
  • Home to over 8,000 businesses ranging from large corporations to home-based businesses
  • Access to a market area of 1.16 million 
  • The Sherwood Park & District Chamber of Commerce has over 1,000 members, and is the third-largest business chamber in Alberta
  • A founding member of Alberta's Industrial Heartland, home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada.


  • 95,597 (68,782 in Sherwood Park, 26,815 in rural areas)*
  • 12.1 per cent population growth over the past five years, (compared to 5.9 per cent for the Canadian average)
  • One of the highest disposable incomes in Alberta ($144,425 for average household)

Source: 2011 Federal Census, National Household Survey. * Strathcona County Municipal Census.
For more information, see our news release: Strathcona County experiences double-digit growth


  • Less than 30 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport and only 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton
  • Connected by Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) and other major highways
  • Rail service by both CN and Canadian Pacific
  • Transit services for local and commuter trips

Labour force

  • Over 55.3% of residents over the age of 15 with some post-secondary education
  • Best place in Canada for jobs (Source: MoneySense Magazine, 2012)

More information about business opportunities in Strathcona County.


Have questions about starting a business in Strathcona County? Contact the Economic Development and Tourism office for more information

Phone: 780-464-8095

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Last updated: Monday, July 25, 2016
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