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The CPFC Advantage

If you're in the business of food... you should be here!

Great Economic Indicators

Alberta has no provincial sales tax, no payroll tax, no health care premiums and lower land costs than other regions in Canada. 

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Availability
of Ingredients

Superior irrigation and growing conditions allow for 65+ specialty crops to be grown over 900,000+ acres of irrigated land.

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Access to Markets & Logistics

Situated in the heart of Southern Alberta, this region is connected by road, rail, and air, serving approximately 342,000 people.

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Labour, Resources and R&D

Agriculture-focused public and private research, and educational institutions support growth and innovation.

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Feeding The World.

Recognized as a hub for food processing, many global food companies are already located in the region. The existing logistics and transportation supply chains have led to a growing number of niche innovators choosing to build their businesses here. The industry associations, research institutions and Economic Development Organizations are here to provide support.

$8B

Gross Domestic Product
(Annual)

4.2M

Total Land Acres
4,470 Farms
11K+ Businesses

#1

Ranked Country in Food Safety
*2014 C.B.O.C.
 

The Region

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Industry Associations

Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta

Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta

AB Agriculture Economics Association

AB Aquaculture Association

AB Association of Agricultural Societies

AB Barley Commission

AB Canola Producers Commission

AB Corn Committee

AB Farm Fresh Producers Association

AB Farmer’s Market Association

AB Food Processors Association

AB Greenhouse Growers Association

AB Institute of Agrologists

AB Irrigation Projects Association

AB Motor Transport Association

AB Organic Producers Association

AB Pulse Growers Commission

AB Rhodiola Rosea Growers Association

AB Safflower Growers Association

AB Seed Grower Association

AB Seed Processors

AB Sugar Beet Growers

AB Vegetable Growers

AB Wheat Commission

Barley Council of Canada

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Plant Protein Alliance of Alberta

Potato Growers of Alberta

Taste Alberta

Western Barely Growers

Western Feed Industry Association

Wild Rose Agriculture Producers

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CPFC allows us easy, quick access into Calgary as well as into the United States and access to all of our most important customers [...] and Southern Alberta is a hub of economic activity! We've got great access to local employment and we've got access to safe, clean water that we can use in our operation everyday.

Rindi Bristol

Senior Director of Sales

Whole Leaf

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Businesses in the region are at the centre of a well-positioned trading area just north of the US border serving approximately 342,000 people, and a transportation/warehouse sector valued at

$207 Million

 

About CPFC

Canada's Premier Food Corridor is a consortium of Economic Development professionals working to advance the agri-food sector in Southern Alberta, Canada through investment attraction and advocacy for the agri-food industry. Each Municipality or Economic Development Organization serves an individual community while focusing on a greater vision of investment, innovation, and growth for the CPFC Region. We understand that our boundaries do not define your business which is why we have taken a collaborative approach to ensure the CPFC Region is ready for agri-food development. Together we offer a welcoming business environment, strong infrastructure, and a skilled workforce.

 

To learn more about each individual municipality click their logo below, and you'll be directed to their website.

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Our Team

Trevor Lewington

Chief Executive Officer

Economic Development Lethbridge

Office: (403) 331-0022  |  Cell: (403) 330-3701

trevor@chooselethbridge.ca

Martin Ebel

Economic Development Officer

Lethbridge County

Tel: (403) 317-6052

Toll-free: (855) 728-5525

Fax: (403) 328-5602

mebel@lethcounty.ca

Ben Young

Director of Investment Attraction

Economic Development Lethbridge

Office: (403) 331-0022

ben@chooselethbridge.ca

Amy Allred

Economic Development Officer

Town of Taber

Office: (403) 223-5550 ext. 5514

amy.allred@taber.ca

Cameron Mills, MBA

Manager of Economic Development

& Strategic Initiatives

Town of Coaldale

Office: (403) 345-1370 |  Cell: (403) 593-0999

cameron.mills@coaldale.ca