Why Invest in the Alberta Energy Corridor

Alberta Energy Corridor: we are open for business and will make it easy to do business. We have mapped our region to identify the appropriate commercial areas for future land use. We offer

  • competative land values
  • transportation infrastructure
  • a diversified economic base
  • stable and educated labour force
  • university and college support and graduates
  • and a collaborative, pro-business attitude.

The Alberta Energy Corridor – a prime location to provide service support for industry to the north and south. Whether you’re looking to serve existing customers or emerging markets, we are strategically located, offering access to

  • industrial businesses involved in staging and servicing major energy sector and oilsands players
  • energy supply chain and the alternative energy sector for manufacturing and research
  • forest industry, which is represented by one of the world’s largest pulp mills, a number of sawmills and a growing biomass sector – along with support businesses.

Strategic Location

  • geographic position between Edmonton, Fort McMurray and the Industrial Heartland region of Alberta
  • especially suited to industrial businesses involved in staging and servicing major energy-sector players and the forest industry
  • north-south axis includes important energy and forestry activities that are or will be established
  • commercial centre point for an east-west axis
  • close to the Industrial Heartland and all the business and logistical advantages inherent to that proximity and synergies.

Transportation / Access

  • Highway 63centred on Highway 63 north from Wandering River to south of Boyle and west from the Al-Pac Connector road to 20 kilometres east of Highway 63
  • rail line links the region to points north and south
  • pipeline systems located extensively in the region
  • several airport facilities throughout the region
  • numerous freight and heavy oil transport companies located in the area
  • access across the Athabasca River provided via Al-Pac Bridge – with a weighted capacity of 100,000 tonnes – servicing the oil industry in the MD of Opportunity.

The transport of information is also well-developed in the region: an extensive broadband communications network exists, including high-speed Internet.

Infrastructure

  • future land use guided by a recently completed land use plan
  • locations identified for commercial and industrial operations
  • five locations earmarked for expansion and development, each neighbouring active and vital communities
  • network of power utilities to serve industry and future expansion.

Affordability

  • low cost of land, services, conducting business
  • land availability and options based on industrial versus commercial needs
  • lower cost of living.

Community Strengths

  • a local university and several colleges provide highly educated and technically skilled workers
  • regional communities working together to grow business and enhance economic diversity
  • available serviced land
  • quality school system, two area hospitals and various other health and supportive care facilities.
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