The Power of Location
As companies seek to find a location that will achieve the right mix of size, price, accessibility, and time to market, having an optimal logistics location is paramount to cultivating a corporate competitive advantage. Highway access, proximity to all modes of transportation networks, and a qualified work force are also factors that can affect location decisions.
Location Canada 2022
Industrial development is on the rise in the Edmonton, Alberta Region, with the City of St. Albert seeing remarkable growth in distribution and warehousing as a result, evidenced by the growth seen year over year. With a record number of industrial projects under way in the region, it has increased the demand for strategically located industrial space with optimal logistical access.
St. Albert is quickly gaining ground to become Canada’s next transportation, logistics, and warehousing hub. Strategically located at the convergence of the Trans-Canada and CANAMEX Trade Corridor, with immediate access to the Edmonton primary ring road and within five kilometers of CN Rail’s primary intermodal terminal, St. Albert is well positioned for companies seeking access to North America and beyond.
Don’t let this mid-sized city fool you — it has seen explosive sector expansion with over 1.4 million square feet of new warehousing built and absorbed in the last four years, with nearly half a million more currently being constructed, and a 600+ acre light industrial business park slated to be ready for development in 2024, which borders a major transportation route.
Access to Market
Time is money, with access to markets required within days, if not hours. Transportation routes via highway, rail, air, and sea are game-changers for logistics companies, with St. Albert being more accessible than you ever imagined.
Transportation routes via highway, rail, air, and sea are game-changers for logistics companies, with St. Albert being more accessible than you imagined. Class 1 Rail Access: Two CN Main Lines run through two key St. Albert Industrial Business Districts.
Convenient Terminal Access: The CN Edmonton Intermodal Terminal is less than 5 KM away, the CN Walker Yard is less than 7 KM, and the Autoport is less than 30 KM away.
Air Access: The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is 45 KM from St. Albert.
Port Access: The Port of Metro Vancouver is a 12-hour drive, and the Port of Prince Rupert is within one day’s drive — and the closest port to Asia at 58 hours of sailing time.
There’s a reason why thousands of businesses choose to locate in Alberta every year. The City of St. Albert enhances business opportunities by supplementing the Province’s low tax rates with additional savings, offering no machinery or equipment tax. The Business Development team goes above and beyond, providing valuable concierge service, helping to guide businesses and developers through multi-layered municipal processes and expediting permitting timelines.
As global companies look to expand while reducing expenses and increasing their bottom line, St. Albert should be on your radar for your next logistics opportunity.
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