Regional Profile Overview

FieldWellThe GROWTH Alberta region offers convenient access to markets throughout Northern Alberta with amongst the lowest operating costs in the province. Businesses choose the region for its highly productive land, abundant resources, skilled and participatory workforce, and genuine ‘open for business’ attitude. Residents enjoy the safe and welcoming atmosphere of the region, packed with amenities and extremely close to the City of Edmonton, but with priority access to healthcare and education that only rural communities can offer.

Get to know the GROWTH Alberta region, and let us help you decide whether we're the right fit for your business and your family.


Discover the benefits of the GROWTH Alberta region's low rates of taxation, competitive operating costs, unparalleled access to markets, and supportive municipal regimes.


See how our labour market can fill your needs by learning about the region's overall population, experienced labour by industry and occupation, and educational attainment levels.

Quality of Life

Learn about the quality of life in the GROWTH Alberta region, and discover why others have been attracted to our impressive education, healthcare and community services. We're not trying to be everything to everyone, but for those interested in quiet, safe communities with loads of rural charm, you'll certainly be impressed by the amenities we have to offer.

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Upcoming Events

  • GROWTH Alberta Board Meeting
    February 27, 2017 (10:30 am - 12:30 - pm)
    Regular board meeting of the Grizzly Regional Economic Development Society, hosted by the Town of Westlock. Meetings are open to the public, so please feel free to attend one in your area.   Lunch is provided. Please RSVP and/or contact our office for...
  • Wood Waste Recycling Expo
    March 01, 2017 (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
    The 2017 Drayton Valley Wood Waste Recycling,Bio Economy Utilization Workshop & Expo.  Hosted at the Clean Energy Centre.
  • Hemp Seed to Sale Information Session
    March 02, 2017 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
    What are the opportunities for hemp from seed to sale.  Listen to experts discuss hemp seed and fibre markets and aopportunities.  Hosted by Barrhead County at Glenreagh Hall.