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Economic Development

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The 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 Economic Development Online Tool Kit (developed in collaboration with six nearby municipalities):
 

Why Crossfield our Economic Development Website  

 
For more information on Economic Development Resources for the Town of Crossfield, contact
Norma Lang with Economic Development / Special Projects at:
Phone 403-946-5565
norma@crossfieldalberta.com

 

Chamber of Commerce

Crossfield boasts an excellent Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber provide supports for local businesses and many events to support business and entrepreneurs through the year.

Visit the Chamber website for more information at:

https://www.crossfieldchamber.org

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

Community Futures

This external agency provide 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 please 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 live in the Calgary region and 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 time.

 

Boasting an envious location, Crossfield is a 15 minute drive from the bustling small city of Airdrie with 65,000 people, 30 minutes to downtown Calgary, 20 minutes to East Balzac Industrial Park and Cross Iron Mills, 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 also running through the municipality and easy access to the Calgary Ring Road network connecting to the TransCanada Highway.

 

The recently expanded Calgary International Airport is a 25 minute drive from Crossfield and provides expanded routes and services thanks to the recent $2 billion dollar airport expansion.

 

Access to the Pacific Rim through 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 at 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 2017

Rocky View County   

7.4355

Airdrie

7.98218

Calgary

13.8819

Carstairs

9.1

Crossfield

6.45

 

In addition to low property tax rates, Crossfield does not charge a business tax, and boasts the lowest water service rates and 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, and Alta Links Western Alberta Transmission line, Alberta’s first in-service direct current line transmitting 500 KV electricity on the provincial power grid running less than two km from Crossfield’s north border

 Space to Grow

Opportunity Knocks

 

Opportunity for new large scale green field developments

With a Joint Area Structure Plan approved between Crossfield and Rocky View County, the Crossfield region has up for grabs incredible and large, new greenfield development opportunities right on the Highway 2 corridor with potential for Rail Spur access.

 

Crossfield and Rocky View County jointly envision this 12 quarter section area adjacent to Highway 2, 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 QEII Highway corridor. A regional industrial park adjacent to the QEII 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 with Highway QEII move vehicles on and off Highway 2 onto Highway 2A 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:

Rocky View / Crossfield Intermunicipal Development Plan

Crossfield East Area Structure Plan / Rocky View North Central Industrial ASP