Welcome to the 2018 edition of Invest in Alberta where you can catch a valuable glimpse of each region in the province, learn worthwhile information and examine compelling stories that demonstrate the tremendous opportunity and untapped potential of doing business and investing in Alberta.

Alberta is diverse and continues to be one of the strongest economies in Canada. Despite the 2016 recession, Alberta has led Canada in economic growth for the past 20 years. By capitalizing on innovation, creativity and perseverance, our diversity provides broad-based enterprise that is key to ongoing, long-term economic growth.

Alberta is determined to maintain a highly competitive business climate. Supported by one of the best business tax environments in North America, low personal income taxes, world-class infrastructure, and a commitment to free enterprise, Alberta has attracted some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.

Alberta is driven, and known for its energetic and enterprising work ethic. The province is home to over 4 million people and a highly skilled workforce. Alberta has the youngest population of all Canadian provinces, with a median age of 36 years. And, more than 68 per cent of the labour force aged 25 years and older has post secondary education. I am certain that the information in this edition of Invest in Alberta will be valuable as you consider the rewards of investing in this province.

For over 40 years Economic Developers Alberta has supported the leadership role that economic developers o er to their communities. I am proud to serve as President of this organization and express my admiration for the diverse, determined and driven economic development professionals who are making a positive and impactful difference in their local economies.

Enjoy the magazine, explore the opportunities and feel welcome to contact the featured communities, people and businesses. Alberta offers some of the best investment opportunities in the world and we invite you to join in.