Representative on our Board of Directors: Councillor Ed Gibbons
Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital city is the powerhouse of the province’s energy processing sector. Edmonton is the service supply hub and gateway to Alberta’s oilsands region where oilsands investment is driving the Alberta and Canadian economy. Edmonton is the region’s centre for manufacturing, construction, logistics and processing centre for chemicals and agri-food.
Edmonton’s metropolitan region has a population of 1.3 million (City of Edmonton, Economic Trends and External Research 2010). The city’s workforce is highly educated and productive; more than 300,000 workers hold post secondary degrees or trades certification. Edmonton is home to best-in-class technical institutions and universities. The student population in Edmonton’s major institutions is more than 150,000. Innovation thrives in Edmonton with research and development establishments offering the private sector access to some of country’s top innovators in fields like energy, engineering, manufacturing and environmental solutions, and nanotechnology.
Available, affordable, shovel-ready industrial land in new or mature industrial neighbourhoods offer investors many choices. The Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, which is part of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, is a new greenfield eco-industrial park of 12,000 acres focused on chemical, environmental, logistics, transportation, research and manufacturing development.
Edmonton welcomes investment where the business climate is among the best in Canada, modern infrastructure and excellent services, no provincial sales tax, no capital or payroll taxes, no business tax or machinery and equipment tax.
The Edmonton Industrial Site Locator tool (www.edmontonindustrialland.ca) provides a single portal for potential investors which identifies all available vacant industrial land in Edmonton. Investors can use the site’s powerful search, mapping, and report functions to locate properties that suit their business needs.