Economic Profile

image of a hand drawing a rising line

Statistics and Economic Profile

Red Deer's central location, growing economy and competitive advantage are just a few of the reasons the Red Deer Region is Canada's Economic Capital. Learn more about our economic profile.

image of building in downtown Red Deer

Competitive Advantages

Permit-ready commercial and industrial lots are available for your business. Operate in one of Canada's most entrepreneurial cities.

picture of roadways

Market Access

Located in Western Canada, Red Deer benefits from being located along the second most populated transportation corridor in one of the most prosperous regions of North America.

picture of coworkers discussing a project

Labour

Top occupations and industries and post secondary labour development in Red Deer.

picture of employee with gauges

Key Industries

Red Deer's growing economy is built on historically traditional industries and emerging sectors.

News & Notices

State of local emergency lifted...

June 24, 2017

The state of local emergency has been lifted in Red Deer as power has been restored to nearly all residents, returning Electric Light & Power to regular operations. Parks crews will continue restoration of City parks and trails for in the coming weeks...

Power restoration nearing completion

June 23, 2017

Power restoration continued today, with many smaller areas being brought back, leaving approximately 50 residents and businesses without power through the evening. Crews will focus on these remaining areas, and also on making sure all power sources...

Update on the 2019 Canada Winter Games..

June 23, 2017

With the 2019 Canada Winter Games less than two years away, The City of Red Deer provided an update on the capital projects that are underway as we prepare to host the Games.