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Lethbridge is ranked one of the top 25 communities for business in Western Canada in 2012 and one of the top three communities for IT/High Tech.

The Lethbridge Research Centre (LRC) is the largest within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's national network of 19 research centres.

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Lethbridge stands out in Western Canada as a hot spot, and not just because of the sunshine.

Businesses in Lethbridge continue to thrive within a supportive and competitive industry environment despite an economic downturn in other centres. Our sunny city offers a low cost operating environment with savings in areas such as: taxation, utilities, labour and transportation.

In a recent international business cost study by management consultants KPMG, Lethbridge ranked in the top three in terms of transportation, facility and location related costs. Lethbridge remains competitive in a range of non-cost factors, including: labour availability and skills, economic conditions and markets, innovation, infrastructure, regulatory environment, cost of living and quality of life.

  • Operational Costs - the operating costs associated with business: facilities, transportation, labour, etc.
  • Construction and Occupancy - the costs associated with building new facilities or taking over existing commercial or industrial spaces.
  • Taxes - an overview of  provincial and municipal taxes
  • Utilities - cost of basic public utilities in Lethbridge


Economic Development Lethbridge
308 Stafford Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada   T1J 2L1

Phone: (403) 331-0022
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Investment Inquiries Contact:
Heather McIntosh-Rivera, Director
Business Development & Operations

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: heather@chooselethbridge.ca

Convention & Events Contact:
Kerry Lowe, Vice President
Convention Development & Partnerships

Phone: (403) 331-0022
E-Mail: kerry@chooselethbridge.ca

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