Simply put, Alberta is an economic powerhouse. Take a look at the evidence: among Canadian provinces, Alberta has the highest economic growth rate, the highest per capita investment, and the lowest taxation rate. In 2009, Alberta exported $69.1 billion in goods to 189 different countries. And while Alberta has the second-largest oil reserves in the world, the province is a leader in science and technology research and development. And with a young, well-educated population, the workforce is dynamic and capable.
The Central Alberta Region is well positioned to assist in attracting and expanding your investment. The region’s economic fundamentals and relative cost advantages provide a first-rate business environment.
For more information on Central Alberta’s major municipalities, labour force characteristics, and small business establishments, please see the Government of Alberta’s REI Central Alberta Dec12
Also, for more regional statistics, please see the new Land use region economic indicators.
The Economic Dashboard compiles the Alberta economy’s most important indicators for businesses in one place. Get a quick snapshot of our current economic state or explore each indicator in more detail.