Economic Development

Investing in Wetaskiwin

Economic success and prosperity--especially for our local businesses--is a top priority for the Community Development department. As such, we have moved away from the traditional Economic Development approach and are prioritizing grassroots development to revitalize the community. We are focusing on small businesses, entrepreneurs, local events, and fostering a sense of City pride and belonging.

Advantages of Investing in Wetaskiwin

If you're looking to invest in Wetaskiwin, you're not alone! Over 700 businesses are proud to call Wetaskiwin home, and our proximity to road, rail, and air transportation routes is second to none.

We've listed a few stats below, and encourage you to phone Jennifer Fossen at 780-361-4417 if you'd like more specific information about our growing City.

  • Trading Area (2014 Census)
    Primary Trading Area Population: 50,264
    Secondary Trading Area Population: 93,637
  • Labour Force
    A regional skilled workforce of 7500 people
  • Commercial Lease Pricing
    $10 - $15 per sq. ft.
  • Taxes (Mill Rates)
    Non-Residential: 23.9681
    Residential: 11.8255
  • Population (2016 Census)
    12,655 people
  • House Prices
    $250,000 average price for 3-bedroom home