The Rocky View Advantage

Watch The Rocky View Advantage—a short video showcasing the world-class opportunities for business and industrial development in Rocky View County.

Rocky View County is a thriving community for business and industry. Part of the burgeoning Calgary region, Rocky View surrounds the nation’s fastest-growing city—Calgary—on three sides: to the north, east and west. The County also envelopes a number of small urban centres and is home to 13 hamlets and several rural communities.

The region represents a diverse economic environment that includes:

  • agriculture
  • manufacturing and warehousing
  • transportation and logistics
  • film
  • television and creative industries
  • supply chain management
  • suburban offices and business campuses
  • conventional and unconventional energy

With a robust business community and many strategic advantages, Rocky View County is well-equipped to provide locations for all types of business ventures.

Highlights & Features

Economy

  • Part of a robust local and regional economy 
  • Fifth-largest tax base in Alberta
  • Thriving real estate industry
  • Large regional customer and supplier base
  • Proximity to local, national and international markets 
  • Access to a market area of 1.21 million people in the Calgary Metropolitan Area
  • See also: Growth Sectors

Infrastructure

  • Centrally-located in Alberta, along the Calgary—Edmonton corridor which runs north to Edmonton and south to the Montana border
  • Minutes away from both the Calgary International Airport and downtown Calgary
  • Springbank airport, located immediately west of Calgary, on the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Connected by major road networks such as the Trans-Canada Highway, Queen Elizabeth II Highway, and Calgary Ring Road
  • Rail service by both CN and Canadian Pacific with intermodal auto and trainload facilities nearby
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • See also: Utilities, Location & Transportation

Business Advantages

  • No business tax or licensing fees
  • Low provincial and corporate taxes
  • Cost-competitiveness
  • See also: Starting a Business

Demographics

  • One of the fastest-growing rural municipalities with a population increase of approximately 4.5% annually
  • Fourth-largest municipality in Alberta, and largest municipality in the Calgary Region after the City of Calgary
  • Highly productive labour force, with nearly 58% of residents over the age of 15 with some post-secondary education
  • See also: Demographics, Labour & Employment

Investment Opportunities

Rocky View's Economic Development Strategy identifies a number of targeted growth opportunities. These opportunities are the core of Rocky View's marketing initiatives:

  • Agriculture
  • Export
  • Business parks
  • Co-generation and eco-power production
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism
  • Valued-added agriculture
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure development
  • See also: Development Areas

Contact

David Kalinchuk
Economic Development
403.520.8195
dkalinchuk@rockyview.ca