Where We Are

Over the past several decades, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland has grown into Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. Situated northeast of the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton, the region’s geographic footprint is 582 square kilometres (225 square miles). The Heartland is within Alberta’s Capital Region, the northernmost metropolitan area of Canada and home to over 1.1 million people.

Industrial zoned land part of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland extends into five different municpalities. This includes 533 square kilometres (205 square miles) within the City of Fort Saskatchewan and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon, in addition to 49 square kilometres (20 square miles) in the City of Edmonton (industrial area known as the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park).

The region is home to 40+ companies in a variety of sectors, including producing and processing oil, gas, and petrochemicals, as well as advanced manufacturing. Since 1958, world renowned companies have chosen to locate in the Heartland due to the natural advantages it offers, with over $30 billion invested to date.

The location of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region is advantageous due to convenient and cost effective access to one of the world’s richest natural resources – Alberta’s oilsands.

Additional location benefits include:

  • cost effective secure petroleum and petrochemical feedstock
  • excellent road, rail, air and pipeline connections to global markets
  • access to a skilled and motivated workforce
  • competitive operating and tax environment
  • close proximity to one of North American’s fastest growing metropolitan areas

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