Southwest Alberta is comprised of 17 municipalities: six larger towns of 2,000 to 4,000 in population, three towns of a smaller population, four villages, two Municipal districts and one county. The population of the whole region, which predominantly rural, is approxiamately 37,000. A strong economy is founded upon agriculture , resource extraction, renewable energy production and tourism.
The residents of the region enrich the fabric and quality of life and community. They share a relaxed pace of life and the enjoyment of a natural landscape surrounded by mountains and lakes 12 months of the year.