Why Invest Here?

Doing business in the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor is easy and cost-effective. Here are the top reasons to invest in the EATC:

Located for Success

The Corridor stretches from the US border in the south to the R.M. of Wood Buffalo in the north, home to world’s 2nd largest oil reserves: the Alberta Oil Sands. The Corridor includes Highways 36, 41 and 63, with links to the Edmonton-Calgary corridor to the west, to Alberta’s abundant resources in the north east, and to Saskatchewan in the east.
Many of our industrial park locations are in close proximity to Highways 36 (High Load) and 41 (High Load in the Alberta HUB region) and Highway 9 (High Load in the Palliser region east to Saskatchewan).

Incentives

Communities across the EATC are serious about attracting new investment. We are eager to discuss how our communities can best serve new or expanding businesses. To begin exploring which communities may be suited to your businesses’ needs, and what incentive might be available, please contact one of our Regional Economic Development Alliances.

Taxation

The Province of Alberta features one of the most business friendly tax environments in North America. In fact, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reports in their “Provincial Tax Systems in Canada: 2013 Small Business Provincial Tax Index” that Alberta maintains the most small business-friendly tax regime of any province in the country. Alberta compares most favorably overall on 53 indicators in five mayor areas of tax policy: premiums and payroll taxes, sales and excise taxes, corporate income taxes, personal incomes taxes, and property taxes.

The Alberta Tax System
Municipal Property Assessment and Taxation

Affordable Real Estate

Compare the price of commercial and industrial lots to those in Calgary and Edmonton, and it will be Eastern Alberta features a wide variety of affordable commercial and industrial real estate options. Many or our industrial park locations are in close proximity to Highways 36 (High Load) and 41 – both routes that link the United States to resource-rich regions of northern Alberta. Compare the price of our serviced and unserviced industrial lots to those in Calgary and Edmonton, and it will be obvious how cost effective the EATC is for new or expanding businesses.

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Central EATC Commercial/Industrial Real Estate
South EATC Commercial/Industrial Real Estate

Great Quality of Life

A business can expect happy workers in Eastern Alberta. Housing prices are low, there are ample outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities, easy access to affordable health care, and a top notch educational system including post-secondary options.