Strathmore Economic Development

Strathmore's Economic Development team works on programs, policies, and activities that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the community. This team is responsible for things like business retention and expansion, talent and investment attraction, government and association partnerships, and tourism.

Why Strathmore?

Strathmore is a beautiful community located 25 traffic-free minutes from east Calgary in a thriving trade zone that encompasses businesses from all around southern Alberta. With an estimated trade market of over 40,000 people and Calgary so close, we provide a valuable link to a larger market.  At the same time, we retain the small-town lifestyle which employees are looking for.

Here you can find some additional statistical information on Strathmore, compiled by the Province of Alberta, via the "Alberta Regional Dashboard." 

Licensing and Permits
Events and programs
Business Newsletter
Business Spotlights
Become a member of the Strathmore Wheatland chamber of commerce
Fire fighters Surrounded by brush fire

Strathmore is located on the #1 TransCanada Highway – a major highway in Alberta. It is 35 minutes to Downtown Calgary – a neighbour to 102 head offices, Western Canada’s distribution hub and international airport connections to 100 destinations. Strathmore is in the fastest growing region in Canada. 
 Market Access
 Our central location and market access provides Strathmore businesses with access to a large local trade area, regional market of almost 1. 5 million people
  • Roads
    • TransCanada Highway (E/W trade corridor)
    • Access to Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway
    • CANMEX Highway (linking Alaska to Mexico)
  • Air
    • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 55 km
  • Rail
    • CN Calgary Logistics Park - 40 km
    • Canadian Pacific Railway – Calgary Intermodal Terminal - 49 km
 Talented Workforce
With a population of almost 15,000 people, and a consistent increase of 1.69% from 2019 to 2020, our diverse and talented workforce supports the growth and expansion Strathmore’s business base. 
 Businesses in Strathmore benefit from no provincial sales tax, no capital or payroll taxes and no machinery and equipment taxes.

Strathmore is an affordable community in the Calgary Region, in terms of lease rates, operating costs and price per acre.

  • Development Levies
  • Development Securities
  • Tax Rate (Mil Rate)
  • Property Tax Estimator

 Strathmore District Health Services 

  • Hospital, 24 hour Emergency Room, Acute Care and Diagnostics


Water and Wastewater

  • The Town of Strathmore purchases high-quality drinking water for the City of Calgary. Residential and Non-Residential customer properties are serviced from this network, with wastewater then returned to the City of Calgary for treatment. All usage is metered. Businesses are responsible for purchasing water meters from the Town of Strathmore (which will supply and install the meter). 


 Parks and Pathways

  • Strathmore has kilometers of paved pathways, offering residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy living a healthy and active lifestyle. Strathmore also offers many cultural, outdoor recreation and natural features within parks’ spaces.

    Known for our well-connected trail system, Strathmore features linked walk/bike trails throughout the town make active transport a way of life. The Kinsmen Park open-space corridor, surrounded by naturalized areas, is a major amenity for the town of Strathmore. Learn more here.


Kinsmen park

  • This central greenspace boast a recreation storm pond, pathways, playground splash park and ball diamonds. 


Recreation Facilities

  • The Town of Strathmore operates three indoor recreation facilities:

    • The Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre, a multi-sport fieldhouse with indoor walking track
    • The Strathmore Family Centre Arena, with a NHL sized ice surface, and an Olympic ice surface with seating for 580 people
    • The Strathmore Aquatic Centre with a 6 lane 25 meter lap pool, Kiddy Pool and Hot Tub

Learn more about recreation facilities here. 

Strathmore is fortunate to have five Elementary Schools to choose from, Public and Catholic. We also have one K-9 school, a junior high and Catholic or Public High Schools to chose from.

For post secondary offers, Strathmore is near enough to Calgary to take advantage of the post secondary institutions there. Additionally Bow Valley College has a branch locally here in Strathmore.  

 Get to know your local partners and learn how they can help your business grow! 

Other Business Networks

In Strathmore, we’re dedicated to creating an environment where businesses flourish without the unnecessary obstacles. Strathmore’s Economic Development Team is your gateway to a business friendly community where we prioritize your success by rolling out the red carpet, not
the red tape. Here's a few of the things you can find our team working on:

  • Business support – start up, expansion, succession
  • Promoting Strathmore
  • Investment attraction
  • Entrepreneurial and business training and workshops
  • Networking and connecting
  • Research and information services
  • Tourism development
  • Implement Strathmore’s economic development strategies

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