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Economy

We have seen stable growth in the community and diversification in our economic base. Traditionally the main base is agriculture, with other industries becoming larger contributors. Oil and gas are a part of our business base. Our area borders the forest protection area, where logging takes place and manufacturing of various sizes.

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Manufacturing: The community is home to several large manufacturing facilities, such as Pollard Banknote, a lottery ticket plant, Northplex Modular Plant, a manufactured and modular home production facility, Richardson Milling, which processes barley and oats, and Neeralta Manufacturing, an Agricultural implement manufacturer. 

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Northplex Ltd., above, has Western Canada's largest single manufacturing facility.

Recreation and Tourism: Many opportunities are available, due to our excellent location near Edmonton, and vast variety of landscapes and water bodies, including forests, plains, sand dune formations, many rivers, lakes and streams, and the wildlife for each! Check out WILD Alberta for more! 

Agriculture and Value Added Opportunity: Within agriculture, diversification is prevalent, with numerous mixed farming enterprises including grain, peas, hogs, beef, dairy, poultry, elk, sheep, goats, ostrich, rhea, purebred cattle, hogs, llamas, alpaca and seed growers. Diversification has also expanded to ventures in market gardens, greenhouse vegetables, field vegetables, rhubarb, garden nurseries, and tree nurseries.

Retail and Service: We offer a wide range of retail, shopping and supply outlets and stores, with community minded service. Our businesses give generously of their time and resources when available to give back to our residents and community, creating strong and beneficial relationships. 

Provincial Resources: For Government of Alberta Links, including online support for Alberta Businesses, such as BizPal, Alberta Innovates, The Business Link, and so on, click the link, or on the image below:

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