About us

Who We Are

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is a 582 square kilometre industrial energy cluster and one of the world’s most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil, and gas investment. As Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, we’re making history enabling diversification at the intersection of economic resiliency and environmental leadership. 

With $40+ billion in existing capital investment and more than 40 companies, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland provides fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals, hydrogen, and more to provincial and global consumers.  

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association is an internationally recognized team of experts that drive capital investment into Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

Our team can help support you as you seek the ideal location for your investment.

  • Site selection services
  • Investment presentations
  • Facilitate relationships with key stakeholders and potential JV partners
  • Strategic advising
  • Host tours of the AIH
  • Connecting you with incentive programs

Have questions? Contact a member of our investment team.

Learn how why the Alberta’s Industrial Heartland offers unbeatable competitive advantages.

Global reach. local impact.

We are committed to building a stronger Heartland region, province, and country. The impact of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland has many positive rippling effects on our economy and communities through job creation, economic growth, taxes, as well as leading innovation. This positions us as a world-class value-add energy processing hub that can compete on the global stage.

History and governance

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to guide investment attraction to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. AIHA is governed by a board of directors comprised of the five municipal partners that have land within the geographic boundaries of the Industrial Heartland:

Associate Membership was added in 2011. Associate Members are municipalities invited to participate on committees, task forces, and attend Board meetings. While Associate Members do not have voting rights, their views contribute to the actions taken by the Association.

The three Associate Members include:

Strategic Partnerships

The success of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association is, in large part, dependent on thriving partnerships. Our five municipal members in addition to our three associate members together work collaboratively through a Board of Directors with one representative from each municipality.

Partnerships outside the municipal members are also vital to success. Cooperation with industry, government, and other non-profit groups occurs in a variety of forms, such as membership in their organizations, attendance at meetings, joint projects, and information sharing.

Key partners with our Association include:

Fort Air Partnership

The Fort Air Partnership is an independent, non-profit organization with the following mission: To operate a regional network to monitor and report credible and comprehensive ambient air quality information.

Northeast Capital Industrial Association

NCIA is a not-for-profit cooperative representing industry located in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. NCIA member companies range from large integrated global chemical and petrochemical industries, to industrial service companies.

Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response

NR CAER is a partnership of more than 40 community-minded industries, municipalities, chemical transporters and government agencies dedicated to emergency response and education initiatives in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

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