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Economic Development

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Business Vitality Survey

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this survey is being conducted to collect information to help local business recover and to determine opportunities moving forward.

Developed as a collaboration between Community Future Centres West, Community Futures Wild Rose and other municipalities, this survey is an important tool as the economy emerges from the impacts of this public health crisis. 

Data collected will give all the partners an overview of the health of the business sectors as well as identify labour, training and investment needs of businesses and entrepreneurs over the short and long term. These are key success factors to grow a strong, health local economy for our residents to live, work and play.

Access the survey here.


 

Town of Crossfield team members are here to help you find your way to the business planning, research, information, employment data and services, and property services you may need.

 Economic Development Resources

 Why Crossfield?

 
Start your inquiry by exploring our new online Economic Development Online Tool Kit, developed in collaboration with six nearby municipalities:

Why Crossfield - Economic Development Website  

For more information on Economic Development Resources for the Town of Crossfield, contact
Norma Lang, Economic Development Manager
Phone 403-946-5565, ext. 227
norma@crossfieldalberta.com

Chamber of Commerce

Crossfield boasts an excellent Chamber of Commerce, which provides supports for local businesses and entrepreneurs. The Chamber also holds a variety of events through the year.

Visit the Chamber website for more information:

www.crossfieldchamber.org

To learn more about businesses currently operating in Crossfield, visit Crossfield 2018 Business Directory

A joint initiative of the Town of Crossfield and the Crossfield Chamber of Commerce, the New Business Welome Program gives new businesses a way to acknowledge becoming part of the thriving Crossfield business community. Download the application here, and let us help you celebrate.

Community Futures

This external agency provides a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.

A business advisor will be available in Crossfield once a month - to set up a meeting, contact:

Ken Koob
Business Development Advisor
P: 1-877-603-2329
email: busadvisor@albertacf.com 

 Crossfield’s Ideal Location

Crossfield is located in the north-central Calgary region, one of the fastest growing areas in Canada - more than 1.3 million people call the Calgary region home. Crossfield is strategically located on the Highway 2 corridor connecting Calgary to Edmonton, and with easy access north to Alberta’s energy sector, including Fort McMurray. Crossfield is also on the doorstep of Alberta’s High Load Capacity Corridor – of significant value to the metal fabrication industry.

With the highest elevation on Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton, Crossfield boasts beautiful mountain vistas to the west – visible over bright yellow flowering canola fields in the summer months.

Boasting an envious location, Crossfield is a 15-minute drive from the bustling small city of Airdrie with a population of 70,000 people, 30 minutes to downtown Calgary, 20 minutes to the East Balzac Industrial Park and Cross Iron Mills mall, 25 minutes to the Calgary International Airport and a 2.5-hour drive north to Edmonton. Also nearby are the mountain parks and towns of Canmore and Banff – approximately 1.5 hours away - and Drumheller with the world class Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology one hour east.

 Transportation Portal

For market-seeking industries, Crossfield offers a convenient location to move products around the province and country, even internationally, via highway, rail or air. No municipality in the Calgary region is better poised to capitalize on the valuable Alberta / Canada / North America and international transportation grid which is right on Crossfield’s doorstep.

Crossfield is on the CP Rail Main Line and has a few rail spurs in an already thriving, large industrial park.

Crossfield has the added advantage of a second Alberta highway – Highway 2A, which runs adjacent to the municipality - and easy access to the Calgary Ring Road network connecting to the TransCanada Highway.

The Calgary International Airport is a 25-minute drive from Crossfield, providing expanded routes and services thanks to a recent $2 billion expansion.

Access to the Pacific Rim through the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert is another advantage offered through the inland port developments being made by the Province of Alberta and partners in the Calgary region.

The economy through the Calgary - Edmonton Highway 2 corridor is part of the North American CANAMEX highway network linking Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico. This corridor, as it runs through Alberta, represents the strongest and fastest growing economy in North America.

Crossfield is open for business!

Contact the Town of Crossfield today and set up an in person meeting and tour of services and locations we have available.

 Tax Advantage

Crossfield has an enviable tax base that is balanced across industrial, commercial and residential. This great balance helps to keep property taxes and charges for municipal services in check and among the lowest points in the Calgary region. Look no further - there is a very real cost advantage to locating your venture in Crossfield.

 

Municipality

Non Residential Tax Rate 2019

Airdrie

9.56571

Calgary

22.0217

Carstairs 8.31330
Crossfield 10.7127
Rocky View County 7.6221
   

 

In addition to low property tax rates, Crossfield does not charge a business tax, and boasts the lowest water service rates and one of the lowest non-residential tax rates in the Calgary region. As a part owner of the Mountain View Water Commission, Crossfield has direct control over water billing and infrastructure expansion decisions.

Crossfield is in a powered-up location with Enmax operating a 120-megawatt power generation facility on the community’s south border. Alta Links Western Alberta Transmission line, Alberta’s first in-service direct current line transmitting 500 KV electricity on the provincial power grid, runs less than two kilometres from Crossfield’s north border.

 Space to Grow

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity for new large scale green field developments

Thanks to a Joint Area Structure Plan approved between Crossfield and Rocky View County (RVC), the Crossfield region has up for grabs incredible and large, 12-quarter section, new greenfield development opportunities right on the Highway 2 corridor with potential for rail spur access.

Crossfield and RVC jointly envision this developing into a thriving regional industrial-business hub with complementary residential and commercial development. New businesses will enjoy great access and visibility from both Highway 2A and the Highway 2 corridor. A regional industrial park adjacent to Highway 2, and inside the north central Calgary region, provides access to a walking distance labour market in growing Crossfield and the skilled labour pool available in the Calgary region.

New Industrial Park inside a Joint Area Structure Plan between Highway 2 and 2A

Black Bull Industrial Park is a new investment opportunity located on Highway 2A in Crossfield. Two interchanges move vehicles on and off Highway 2 onto Highway 2A and into Crossfield. Highway 2 is three lanes in both directions from Calgary to Crossfield. This location is a 10-minute drive from Airdrie, 15 minutes to Balzac and Stoney Trail and 25 minutes to the Calgary International Airport.

Interested investors in the new Industrial Area will benefit from purchasing space at lower land values relative to other Calgary region locations. With 12 quarter sections of developable land, it is possible to customize site planning in many ways to accommodate owner or tenant requirements.

Interested parties can contact the developer directly:

Jesse Rudge
jesse@blackbullip.com
Tel: 780-718-0876
Blackbullip


Links to Joint ASP Planning Documents: