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Discover the rugged natural beauty, the strong economy, and the warm, family-friendly environment that Hinton has to offer.

Contact Us

  1. Economic Development Contact Form

    2nd Floor

    131 Civic Centre Road

    Hinton, AB  T7V 2E5

    Ph: 780-865-6075


    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Hinton

1. Location! Location! Location!

  • Two major highway corridors (Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) and Highway 40)
  • Canadian National railway and VIA Rail service
  • Access to major utility lines including fiber optic network
  • Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains - an outdoor paradise
  • 15 minute drive to Jasper National Park
  • Hinton is the hub of the Alberta Northern Rockies Tourism destination area

2. Regional Hub

  • Hub for tourism, commercial / retail, medical, and education
  • Trading area of approximately 80,000 square kilometres and 35,000 people
  • Highway 16 commercial and retail nodes see an average of 12,000 vehicles per day
  • Top notch medical care including CT scanning, cancer clinic, mobile MRI and dialysis, stroke centre, great obstetrics, and a general surgeon
  • Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), Hinton Training Centre, and Hinton Fire Rescue offer continuing education, university courses, Justice Institute BC training as well as forest fire suppression training

3. Alberta Tax Advantage

  • Business taxes are among the lowest in Canada
  • Lowest residential taxes in the nation
  • No provincial sales tax

4. Low Municipal Taxes

  • One of the lowest residential and non-residential tax rates (JPG) in the region
  • No business tax

5. Business Friendly Leadership

  • Recognize business as an important asset to our community 
  • Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan reflective of progressive government
  • Government which is easy to do business with
  • Active,engaged, and thriving business community
  • Proactively planning for the success and sustainability of our community. Check out Hinton 2040

6. Key Industries

7. Talent / Labour Force

  • Young and stable population
  • Culturally diverse with an average age of 36 years
  • Educated and skilled workforce
  • Higher than average wage
  • Well positioned to attract business and residents

8. Quality of Life and Place

9. Business Opportunities Abound

10. Available Land and Lease Supply

Hinton is full of opportunity and there is land and lease supply available for many needs