Area Development
{{RELATEDLINKS}}Alberta’s International Region is the area located 20 kilometers south of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The region is comprised of Leduc County, the city of Leduc, the towns of Beaumont, Calmar, and Devon, as well as the villages of Thorsby and Warburg.

Ranked one of the Top 25 Places To Do Business in Western Canada (Alberta Venture, 2012), there is opportunity in Alberta’s International Region. A diversified industry portfolio — including energy (upstream oil and gas), agri-foods, advanced manufacturing, logistics, and retail/commercial opportunities — encourages a broad range of business investment.

Regional assets such as the Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator, Food Processing Development Centre, Enform Training Facility, Canadian Welding Bureau Advanced Training Centre, Canadian North Pilot Training Centre, and CanmetENERGY Devon Research Centre provide infrastructure and services that support and enhance the establishment of business ventures within the region. Access to world-class postsecondary educational institutions, healthcare facilities, cultural attractions and venues, along with recreation and extracurricular activities add to the high quality of life observed within Alberta’s International Region.

The region is also home to one of the most comprehensive transportation networks in North America, which includes an international airport with advanced cargo capabilities and 24-hour operations. Access to an expanded intermodal rail yard and both the High Load Corridor and CANAMEX Trade Corridor (which connects Canada with the United States and Mexico by road) combine to provide easy access to major national and international markets.

Alberta’s International Region has witnessed expansive growth, including a 35 percent increase in population over the last eight years. More than 56 percent of the regional population has postsecondary education providing access to a talented and skilled workforce.

Business advantages include the lowest corporate provincial tax rate in the country, no provincial sales tax, capital taxes, or payroll taxes. Our region is a strong, diversified, sustainable, and integrated business community that is responsive to growth.

Alberta’s International Region is the ideal location for business investment due to its strategic location, thriving economic environment, competitive tax regime, and market access.