Wetaskiwin is the perfect choice for those companies who are looking at creating their business, or are looking to expand. Wetaskiwin is working on growing our retail base due to popular demand, and as such it is one of our key industries. Here's a few reasons why Wetaskiwin is the right fit:
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Wetaskiwin is located just off the Canamex Trade Corridor linking Canada, the United States and Mexico by road.
Wetaskiwin is 10 minutes from the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEII) which is the transportation backbone of the Alberta economy.
The City of Wetaskiwin is strategically located on Highway 2A, linking Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary and Highway 13 linking to Eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Wetaskiwin serves as a junction point for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
The Edmonton International Airport is 35 minutes from Wetaskiwin
The Wetaskiwin Regional Airport is located along Victor 301W (low altitude air highway between Calgary and Edmonton), just outside of the Edmonton control zone.
There is a diverse workforce at comparatively low wages with a high percentage of occupations in the transport/equipment operator’s category.
Wetaskiwin was one of the first Alberta Communities to partner with Telus on installing PureFibre servicing throughout the City ensuring all businesses, residents and institutions have access to the fastest internet speeds.
The City of Wetaskiwin offers a 3-year Industrial Tax Incentive for new development (year 1: 75%, year 2: 50%, year 3: 25%)
The City of Wetaskiwin does not charge machinery & equipment taxation