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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 11,000 businesses and the proactive Sherwood Park and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Strong growth in the manufacturing, construction, professional and scientific / technical sector sectors
  • 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
  • Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Report (625.1 KB)

Connections

  • Less than 30 minutes from the Edmonton International Airport and less than 20 minutes from downtown Edmonton
  • 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

Contact us 

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

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Page ID: 37745