Wetaskiwin has a diverse economy built on traditional and developing sectors. Below we have more information on the top industries in our City:
Manufacturing businesses in Wetaskiwin are closely linked to other key sectors such as oil and gas, construction, metal processing, equipment and food and beverage manufacturing. Wetaskiwin is ideally situated within proximity to major industry clusters utilizing metal fabricated products, located 10 minutes east of the Calgary – Edmonton Corridor (QEII), where Highway 2A and Highway 13 connect as well as the CANAMEX Trade Corridor. Domestic and International markets are easily serviced through the outstanding connections offered through road, rail and air.
Warehousing & Logistics
Wetaskiwin is the perfect choice for those companies looking to establish a distribution centre in Central Alberta. Our strong regional road connections, talented workforce at competitive wages and land availability allow product to move effectively and efficiently throughout the region and globally. The strategic location in the epicenter of Western Canada, makes Wetaskiwin an ideal location as a hub for warehousing and distribution.
Wetaskiwin’s history is rooted in agriculture. The creation of the Wetaskiwin Co-op in 1917 by a group of locals has ensured that there has been value added agriculture in the city for over a century. Wetaskiwin is interested in expanding that number of value-added agricultural opportunities. With proximity to the producers of Central Alberta, access to regional talent and availability of shovel-ready, city-owned industrial land, Wetaskiwin is well positioned for future growth.
Aviation MRO & Training
The Wetaskiwin Regional Airport (CEX3) is one of the best positioned regional airport facilities in Central Canada and leading location for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) as well as Pilot training and Maintenance apprenticeship. There are a numerous opportunities available for future business development.
Wetaskiwin is a regional hub for surrounding communities. The City is the perfect location between the capital region (Edmonton) and Red Deer which has resulted in showcasing a primary trade area of 50,264 and a secondary trade area of 93,637. The demand for varied retail stores from residents and the surrounding population is a boon to any business looking to set up shop in our City. For availability of space, check out our current opportunities.