COMMUNITY PROFILE



Camrose County is situated in East Central Alberta, with its northernmost point located approximately 40 km southeast of Edmonton. Encompassing a total area of over 3,000 km², it boasts significant transportation capabilities, including a high-load corridor, CP and CN rails, and an international airport just 40 minutes away.

The county is comprised of eight charming hamlets, five villages, the town, and the city, collectively providing a home for 29,000 residents who enjoy a high quality of life.

The economic foundation of the county is predominantly agricultural, with approximately 390,000 hectares of land classified as pasture and boasting very fertile arable soils throughout most of the district. Farms in the region typically engage in mixed operations involving ranching and grain production.

Opportunities for robust business development exist across various sectors, including agriculture, service (oil, gas), manufacturing, transportation, construction, and tourism. We invite you to explore and invest in Camrose County.

CONNECTING BUSINESSES TO THE WORLD


Camrose County's location and proximity allow for excellent connection to major markets in Western Canada and the U.S., with transportation including strong road networks (Hwy 13 and Hwy 21), access to both major railways (CP and CN), and air linkage to global markets. Read more about location advantages HERE.

FUELING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY AND GROWTH


Camrose Region stands out as one of the rare Alberta communities not reliant on the oil and gas industry. Its diversified economy places a strong emphasis on agriculture, ensuring economic stability, great employment opportunities, and an exceptional quality of life for its residents.


ENHANCING WORKFORCE SKILL SET


Remarkably, for every agriculture-related employee typically found in Alberta, Camrose County boasts 8.5 individuals working in this sector. Other significant employers in the region include manufacturing, construction, transportation, retail, and healthcare. Compared to the province, the Camrose Region has a higher proportion of the population holding high school, college, or apprenticeship diplomas, making it an excellent source of a skilled workforce, particularly in trades. The presence of the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in the city further enhances the region's workforce skill set.


WHERE NATURE, AFFORDABILITY, AND GREAT LIFESTYLE MEET


Camrose County is a great community to call home, with charming hamlets, beautiful lakes and parks, and strong ties to a vibrant agricultural community. Our beautiful lakes, river valleys, historical sites, recreational facilities, vibrant community events, golf courses, and campgrounds invite thousands of visitors every year.

Houses and monthly shelter costs in Camrose County are more affordable than in the rest of Alberta. County residents are less likely to spend over 30% of their income on shelter costs, suggesting a strong local quality of life. County residents also enjoy easy access to quality education, great healthcare, and outdoor recreation.


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