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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.


  • 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



  • 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


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


  • 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


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
Map: View on Google Maps

Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Page ID: 37745