Alberta's positive business environment and the growing consumer market in the Calgary Region has strengthened the manufacturing sector and contributed to a growing number of new business start-ups, and an increase in business investment.

  • 10 per cent of Airdrie's population is employed in manufacturing
  • One-third of Alberta's 137,000 manufacturing workforce is in the Calgary Region
  • 10,000 manufacturers of consumer and industrial products are located in Alberta
  • Alberta is the third-largest manufacturing province in Canada, representing 10 per cent of Alberta's GDP


Advanced manufacturing

Almost 10 per cent of Airdrie's labour force is employed in manufacturing. Our proximity to Calgary, the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and the Calgary International Airport enable local manufacturers easy access to their customers, as well as a growing consumer market to increase their sales and revenue.

Alberta enjoys manufacturing productivity that is the highest in the country, and has one of the lowest unionization rates in Canada. Manufacturing represents approximately 10 per cent of Alberta's GDP, the largest contributor of any sector.


Why manufacturers should choose Airdrie

  • Competitive land and lease costs, no local business tax and low property taxes
  • The lowest overall provincial taxes in Canada, including no sales tax, general capital or payroll taxes
  • Available land in our three business parks to accommodate your new operations
  • Excellent transportation connections
    • Direct access to the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Calgary-Edmonton Corridor / CANAMEX Highway)
    • 15 minutes to Calgary International Airport
    • 24-hour delivery time to major world markets
    • 35 kilometres to intermodal auto and trainload facilities in Calgary
  • A highly skilled, educated, and productive workforce
  • Access to Alberta's natural resources and agricultural products

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