Covid-19 Toolkit for Businesses

Sturgeon County Economic Development commits to supporting Sturgeon County's vibrant business community as it responds to the impacts of COVID-19.

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Positioned for Growth

Sturgeon County, Alberta is named after the Sturgeon River, a major tributary of the North Saskatchewan River. Our County is the northern extension of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, the second fastest growing region in Canada.

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Sturgeon County is home to many remarkable businesses in the agriculture sector. During these challenging times, local businesses have long known they have a strong ability to adapt. Join us online to learn about accessing business supports, including grant and relief packages, and collaborating to create new and innovative opportunities.


COVID-19 Impacts on Sturgeon County Agri-business
Thursday April 9, 2020 09:30am - 11:30am

How is COVID-19 impacting your agribusiness operation in Sturgeon County? Join this conversation with Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw, and other Sturgeon County administrative representatives. We will be discussing Provincial and Federal supports and doing some brainstorming to collaborate on ways we can come out of this challenging time stronger than ever. We want to hear from you!

Value-Added Ag in Sturgeon County Workshop
Thursday April 16, 2020 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Calling all producers, agri-tourism businesses, market gardens and more! We want to understand your challenges and explore how we can collaborate and strengthen local opportunities! Join in the conversation with Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw, other Sturgeon County administrative representatives and Sobey's to share your thoughts and opportunities and explore new market opportunities.

Horticulture Ag Workshop
Monday, April 20, 2020  2:00pm - 4:00pm

Calling all greenhouses, sod farms, landscapers and tree nurseries! We want to hear about your business challenges, opportunities, and what modified services you may be providing during this challenging time. Sturgeon County Mayor, Alanna Hnatiw, County officials, and several exciting speakers from across Canada will join to share perspective and advice regarding changes to the industry and the consumer shift to wanting to purchase local food.

Large Commodity and Export Ag Sturgeon County Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm

Calling all large commodity farmers in Sturgeon County! We want to hear about your challenges and opportunities in grain farming, livestock producing, dairy farming, poultry farming and more. Join Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw, other Sturgeon County administrative representatives, and several other exciting speakers to discuss how can Sturgeon County can assist with your growth and share agri-innovation perspective and advice. More presenters will be added soon!

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Sturgeon County Information

  • 2,100 Square Kilometres, the Northern portion of the Edmonton Metro Region
  • 21,000 residents (2018), with Population Growth of 4.7% from 2011-2016
  • Major Development Areas: Sturgeon Valley, Sturgeon Industrial  Park (SIP), Villeneuve Airport (ZVL), Alberta's Industrial Heartland
  • Key Memberships: Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), Edmonton Global

Business & Industry Information

  • 2,535 Sturgeon County Businesses (2016)
  • Competitive Industrial Tax (Mill) Rate of 10.49%
  • Competitive, Low Off-Site Levies in Pre-Zoned Industrial Areas
  • Major Industries: Petrochemicals, Agriculture, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics 

The Edmonton Metro Region

  • Regional population of 1.3 Million people with Annual GDP of $105 Billion
  • The Second Fastest Growing Region in Canada with a Highly-Skilled, Mobile Labour Force of 837,000 people
  • Robust Innovation Ecosystem with strengths in Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning and Nanotechnology
  • Alberta post secondary institutions are the fourth largest supplier of STEM graduates in the country

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