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Message From the Minister

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There are many good reasons for locating your business in Alberta. Our abundant natural resources, positive business climate and highly skilled work force are just some of the factors that make up the Alberta Advantage.

Transportation plays a key role in that advantage, with our province’s excellent highway, rail and air transportation infrastructure. Alberta also offers outstanding access to markets in Western Canada, the U.S. and offshore through Pacific Coast corridors and ports and is a gateway to NAFTA.

Access to markets is critical in today’s business climate. In fact, a Fortune Magazine survey of 1,000 major U.S. corporations calls it the number one factor in locating a successful business or plant. You may be surprised to learn that Alberta enjoys direct access to the Western Canada market of over nine million and to a total market of more than 120 million within an 1,800 km radius of the Alberta border. This has allowed Alberta to become Western Canada’s distribution hub for the retail, wholesale and manufacturing/processing sectors.

If you are interested in accessing these markets, thinking about starting a new business or getting into value-added processing, I invite you to discover why Alberta should be your location of choice.

[Original signed by Hon. Ed Stelmach]

Ed Stelmach

Minister, Alberta Infrastructure

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