Flagstaff County has become know as the "Community of communities". Ten small towns and villages located within Flagstaff County create an area that boasts an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, friendly people and a quiet rural lifestyle.
The economy of the Flagstaff Region thrives on its agricultural base and growing Oil and Gas activity in the area. A distinct advantage is the proximity of the "Hardisty Hub", the central pipeline hub where the majority of Alberta's oil production coverages for transportation to North American energy markets. The Hardisty Terminal is one of North America's largest terminals. This terminal complex is the starting point of several major pipelines including the Alberta Clipper and Keystone XL.
Located 150 km southeast of Edmonton, Flagstaff County is situated in the transitional zone between the short grass prairies and Aspen Parkland. Our east central Alberta Municipality is transected by two major provincial routes, Highway 13 and 36 and is serviced by the main line for Canadian Pacific Railways.
The Economic Development Department continues to grow providing more programs and services for Small Businesses, Tourism Operators, Regional Partnerships and Youth Retention to better the Flagstaff Region.
Economic Development Programs:
- Economic Development Strategic Plan
- Business Profiles
- Junior Achievement Company Program
- Alberta Community Cooperative Youth Leadership Program
- Business Visits
- Battle River Alliance for Economic Development
- Go East of Edmonton
- Trail of the Buffalo Tourism Association
- Veterans Memorial Highway Associations
- Economic Developers of Alberta
- Ports to Plains Alliance
Visit the links below for more available resources:
If you have any questions regarding Economic Development, please contact the Economic Development Coordinator:
Economic Development Coordinator
(780) 384-4121 (direct line)
(780) 384-3635 (fax)