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 and equipment manufacturing. Manufacturing businesses continue to choose Wetaskiwin for our affordable land, access to a regional workforce, and no machinery & equipment taxation.
Wetaskiwin is the perfect choice for those companies looking to establish a distribution centre in Central Alberta. Thanks to Wetaskiwin being centrally located just outside of the Capital region in Alberta, the City lends itself to a prime location with easy access to major transportation corridors, such as the Edmonton International Airport and Queen Elizabeth II Highway.
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.
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.
Wetaskiwin is a popular destination for old and young alike! While our location between Edmonton and Red Deer is perfect for day-trippers, Wetaskiwin also sees many overnight stays due to the wide range of activities in and around our City. From the Reynolds Alberta Museum and the Edmonton International Raceway to our best kept secret – the Manluk Theatre – there is something for everyone. Take a look at our ‘Visit Wetaskiwin’ section to get a sample of the range of activities we have to offer.