Business Thrives in Central Alberta

The Central Alberta region consists of over 40 municipalities located along one of Canada’s most prosperous geographical corridors.

Central Alberta is set conveniently between Alberta’s two largest urban centres, Edmonton and Calgary, and nestled in rolling hills that are home to big oil, grain and cattle production. Central Alberta has a two-hour distribution capacity of 2.5 million people, making the region’s central location an ideal place to do business. The City of Red Deer, the region’s largest centre has over 100,000 people creating the ideal commercial and industrial hub.

Economic Advantages

The Central Alberta region is served by road, rail and air. The QEII, the main thoroughfare highway, sees more than 9 million trips annually by automobile, with roughly 5,000 one-way trips between Red Deer and Edmonton each day. Over 80% of the province’s population lives along this major transportation route.


It is important to back up business and investment decisions with solid evidence. View statistics about Central Alberta’s pro-business climate, key demographic information, and important taxation information that will impact your bottom line.


There’s a reason that people come to the Central Alberta region and build a home here: there’s no better place to live, work, and play. The pleasures of Central Alberta life are not the only benefits. We have a highly ranked educational system and free access to high-quality healthcare.


View a list of relevant and vast publications and documents pertaining to investing in the Central Alberta region or doing business here.