Albertans are among North America’s most skilled and educated people, with more than 40% of the workforce possessing postsecondary credentials. Municipalities in the region benefit from Edmonton’s status as a world leader in developing technologically supported infrastructure. Edmonton has been named one of Canada's top five Smart Cities by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine. This designation is given to cities with a highly skilled workforce, large research-intensive university, cluster of high technology companies, and advanced telecommunications infrastructure.
Service and supply companies in AIH help major industries manage logistics and achieve competitive advantages. The area’s many process and manufacturing industries have enabled the experienced service sector to grow even more. This highly trained, skilled workforce is very practiced in industrial project management, including facility design, engineering, and construction.
Albertafirst.com provides detailed listings, statistics, profiles, and opportunities on key businesses, industry sectors, regions, and communities across Alberta.
Some of the globally competitive industrial services developed in the Heartland include:
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The City of Fort Saskatchewan provides major industry market information, as well as commercial, industrial, and multi-family opportunities packages. Explore the business section of the city’s website to access a community profile detailing the region’s healthy industrial sector. You will also find business and market area data, major industry/product information, and commercial/industrial land, building, and leasing availability.
Sturgeon County offers industry updates and investment opportunities relating to major industries, as well as a wide mix of commercial and agricultural businesses. Sturgeon County's Economic Development department provides information on rural-industrial business parks, opportunities for aviation based operations, approval processes, and other business factors.
Lamont County provides information on industrial and commercial development, major industries, and business planning.
Strathcona County maintains an inventory of businesses, lease space, and available land. It supplies business marketing research and consultation, including major projects, economic outlooks, and workforce statistics. The County assists businesses interested in expansion or diversification, providing access to relevant news, current maps, and on-line tools.
The City of Edmonton is Alberta's capital city, and as such offers an extensive range of services,facilities, businesses, and more. Situated on several major highway and rail transportation routes with an international airport nearby has allowed Edmonton to become an international transportation hub, including an important link in the North American-Asian trade chain. Edmonton's economic output is mainly in the construction, finance and real estate, manufacturing, and trade and transportation industries.
Additional services are found in Nisku Business Park, western Canada's largest business and industrial park. It is located in Leduc County, by the Edmonton International Airport. With more than 400 companies in the energy, manufacturing, and service sectors, Nisku is an important part of Alberta's service and supply industry.
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association actively works with industries and companies thinking of locating and or expanding in the region.