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