Southern Alberta Investment & Trade Initiative
A Strong Economy
In the past 2 years, Alberta has been recovering well since the COVID-19 pandemic. Alberta's GDP is expected to be the best in Canada this year, at 2.8%.
RESILIENT AND DIVERSIFYING
Southern Alberta's economic position is strong and continues to grow, with a diverse range of industries contributing to its success. The region has seen significant investment in recent years, with businesses and investors recognizing the benefits of Southern Alberta's strategic location, talented workforce, and supportive business environment. As a result, Southern Alberta is well-positioned for continued growth and prosperity in the years ahead.
Alberta's largest export category continues to be oil and gas. However, our agriculture sector is showing remarkable growth, especially in canola and wheat exports.
Alberta has always been home to an entrepreneurial and innovative workforce. Our startup activity is 9% higher than the national average, with our tourism and accommodation & food services sectors seeing the most startups in recent years.
THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
The environment is poised for your growth and prosperity.