Sturgeon County Key Industries

Sturgeon County provides an ideal environment for entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporations to locate and grow. Whether you’re operating a home-based business, or contemplating your company’s next global expansion, Sturgeon County Economic Development is here to help you “Start in Sturgeon”. Please visit the following pages to learn more about the industries that locate and thrive in our County.

  Advanced Manufacturing

Sturgeon County is interested in expanding the number of value-added manufacturing opportunities in our County. The County is home to many current and planned primary manufacturing facilities. Proximity to feedstocks produced in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, access to the talent and market of the Edmonton Metro Region and ample pre-zoned industrial development parcels make us the perfect location for advanced manufacturers of all types.

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  Agriculture and Agribusiness

Sturgeon County has a long and proud history of farming and agriculture that dates back well over a century. The County has seen extensive growth in our agricultural processing capacity. Major expansions of existing facilities and proposed developments by new investors ensure that the County’s agriculture and agribusiness industries are well positioned for future growth.

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  Future Opportunities

Sturgeon County provides unrivalled opportunities for Residential, Commercial and Industrial development. With an approved plan in place, Sturgeon Valley is the main focus of our residential development efforts. With the right vision, the County expects to triple the amount of residents in the Valley by 2030. We are also evaluating Commercial opportunities across the County that best serve the needs of our residents now, and in the future, and partnering with regional organizations to take full advantage of the investment window of opportunity that now exists for petrochemical development in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. Whether you're a developer, expanding business or future resident, there has never been a better time to "Start in Sturgeon".

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Sturgeon County is a proud and founding member of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region. Most of the Sturgeon County lands within the Heartland have been pre-zoned as I5, Heavy Industrial, to accelerate development of the petrochemical and chemical manufacturing industries within our borders.

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  Small Business

Many Sturgeon County residents posses the entrepreneurial spirit. The County is home to hundreds of home-based businesses, and numerous small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)! Sturgeon County’s labour force has a large population of self-employed individuals. 19% of the County’s working population were self-employed in 2016, which was 6% above national and provincial rates.

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  Transportation & Logistics

Sturgeon County provides Transportation and Logistics companies with an unparalleled opportunity to base and/or expand their business here. Growing local volumes of agricultural, petrochemical and finished goods ensure growth opportunities for transportation and logistics providers that can help move products to, from and within Sturgeon County.

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