Strathmore Economic Development

Welcome to Strathmore! Rural Reimagined. 

Strathmore is a vibrant town with a deep history of agriculture. Strathmore was settled and developed by the CPR in 1883 with the start of building railway track and demonstration farms.

Today, Strathmore is a community of almost 15,000 people located 40 km east of Calgary with convenient access to trail systems through canals, ponds, and wetlands. While agricultural developments cover large areas of the surrounding area, Strathmore provides its residents with the benefits of country living, town services and easy access to large city facilities while residing in an area combining heritage and modern amenities.

Strathmore is a South-Central location.

Part of the Calgary Region, Strathmore is located in southern Alberta, 35 minutes east of the Calgary International Airport. With a population of over 13,000 residents and over 500 local businesses, Strathmore is growing and is a place to do business.

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 Location
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. 
 Affordability
 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.

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  • Tax Rate (Mil Rate)
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 Services

 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). 

Recreation 

 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. 

 Education
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.  

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

Other Business Networks

The Economic Development Team provides a range of services and wants your business to succeed in Strathmore. We are here to empower and support you! 

 
 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

Contact Kristen Shima, Economic Development Coordinator for the Town of Strathmore, for support and resources. Kristen.Shima@strathmore.ca or 403-325-0714

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