Fort Macleod is situated on Southern Alberta’s prime farming and ranching land. The local economy is primarily driven by agriculture and the agricultural services industry. A robust business community features many retail, professional and personal services, manufacturing, construction, and trade companies. Major wind farm developments around the town have also generated new opportunities for the local economy.
Continued economic expansion and diversification is a top priority for Fort Macleod, as outlined in the Town’s Strategic Plan. The town seeks to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability and the preservation of the local culture.