Driven by attractive petrochemical and raw material feedstock costs, and combined with competitive transportation and construction costs, the Heartland region’s world-class facilities can produce global scale quantities and are responsible for 43% of Canada’s annual basic chemical manufacturing industry output. The 40+ companies in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, several being world scale, provide fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals and more to provincial and global consumers.
The Heartland region’s geographic footprint is 582 square kilometres (225 square miles). Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is situated near the capital city of Alberta, Edmonton, the northernmost metropolitan area in Canada and home to over 1.3 million people regionally. Proximity to Edmonton provides both labour and transportation advantages to industrial investors.
There is a petrochemical investment window open right now for North America. Alberta and Canada can be the location of choice for billions of dollars of investment in value-add energy facilities – if we work together at all levels of government to create a competitive investment climate. Alberta is poised to attract a potential $30 billion in new capital investments to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
For more information please visit Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA).