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Business development

Strathcona County fosters a supportive environment for entrepreneurs. Below are some of the advantages of starting, locating or expanding your business here.

Industry

  • Home to Canada's largest petrochemical processing area with over 15 world-class facilities    
  • Founding member of Alberta's Industrial Heartland
  • 7,490+ hectares of industrial land
  • More industrial development

Business

  • Home to over 10,914 businesses and the proactive Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Strong growth in professional, scientific and technical sector (over 1,400 businesses)
  • 553,000 square feet of retail, office and commercial space added since 2011
  • The recent designation of the Beaver Hills Moraine as a UNESCO Biosphere will elevate the status of the area and provide a brand name to improve and diversify local tourism opportunities.

Connections

  • Less than 30 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton. (Warren Thomas Josephburg Aerodrome)
  • Serviced by Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16) and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216), Highways 14, 21 and 16. Secondary highway access: Highways 630, 824, 829 and 830
  • Extensive public transit (commuter, local, mobility bus)
  • Rail service by both CN and CP Rail

Workforce

  • Over 55.3% of residents have some post-secondary education

Market

  • Regional market of over 1.2 million consumers
  • 12.1 per cent population growth over the past five years (compared to 5.9 per cent for the Canadian average)

Tax savings

  • No business tax
  • No business registration fees
  • The province of Alberta has one of the most competitive tax systems in North America
  • According to KPMG's study on corporate tax rates, Competitive Alternatives , Canada has the lowest Total Tax Index in 2014 compared to other international jurisdictions

Maps


Map of Strathcona County
Map of Strathcona County (212.4 KB)
Regional map
Regional map (994.7 KB)

Contact us 

2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, AB
Phone: 780-464-8095
Fax: 780-464-8444
Email: scedt@strathcona.ca
Map: View on Google Maps

Last updated: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Page ID: 37745