Sector Profiles

Southwest Alberta is has a diverse economic base.  Its primary industry sectors include Agriculture, Agrifood and Agribusiness, Renewable and Alternative Energy, and Tourism.  These industries are supported by a complement of additional sectors including manufacturing, construction, financial and business services, retail, and healthcare to name a few.

Supported by a highly qualified and skilled workforce, the region has direct access to four prominent post-secondary educational institutions: the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College, the University of Calgary, and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).  These institutions provide educational and research opportunities in a multitude of fields. They also work in close partnership with government agencies such as the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), and public/private sector business incubators such Tecconnect in Lethbridge and Innovate Calgary in Calgary.

The region’s primary industry sectors are featured below.  For further information on other sectors please make an inquiry. 

Agriculture

Southern Alberta is the largest, most fertile and productive agricultural regions in Canada. Southern Alberta is the largest, most fertile and productive agricultural regions in Canada. It is recognized as a leader in Canola production as well as confined feeding operations.
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Alternative Energy

Southwest Alberta offers immediate opportunities to invest in existing businesses, start a new venture, or explore partnerships with established firms in the thriving renewable, alternative and bio energy sector.
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Tourism

Southwest Alberta offers immediate opportunities to invest in existing businesses, start a new venture or explore partnerships with established firms in the thriving tourism sector.
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