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Why Taber

Being ideally located in the heartland of the agriculture hub of Southern Alberta Taber businesses are able to fully capitalize on the Alberta Advantage

Alberta led the country in growth in 2017 with real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth measured at 4.1%. According to recent Conference Board of Canada projections, growth is Alberta is expected to be more moderate in 2018 at 2.5%. The recovery in oil and gas activity is one of the principal factors driving Alberta’s recovery in 2017 as drilling activity for much of 2017 has been double 2016 levels. The ramp up in production will once again highlight the need for additional pipeline capacity and pipeline projects will again become a key issue for politicians in the province to diversify markets and improve returns for Canadian crude.

Investment outside the energy sector, particularly in commercial construction, has lagged behind other sectors of the economy, but this is similar to 2008-09 recession when non-residential investment did not begin recovering until late 2011. As the province moves into a second year of sustained growth in 2018, non-residential investment is expected to stabilize and begin to recover.

Alberta’s manufacturing industries experienced solid growth in 2017 as real export growth was 5.7% and expected to be 3.4% in 2018. Additionally, Alberta’s labour market continued to recover as unemployment continued to decline throughout 2017. The unemployment rate was 6.9% in December 2017 compared to 8.5% in December 2016.

Whether you’re looking for a vibrant small town to call home or a location for your business, Taber is a thriving community with much to offer. An agricultural and food processing hub that is rich in natural resources like oil and gas, fertile soil and water and highly-developed infrastructure and business services, Taber has a great deal to offer businesses of any size. It also offers a young highly skilled workforce uncommon for a community of this size. As for lifestyle, Taber is a safe and caring community with excellent K-12 schools and health care, a temperate climate, access to state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities and an active arts and culture scene. Taber is an ideal place to call home.

  • Location

    Taber enjoys a strong local market area and convenient access to North American and global markets and suppliers.

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  • Standard of living

    Learn more about all of the ways that the Town of Taber is a great place to grow, live and prosper.

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  • Featured Businesses

    Technotrash moved to Taber from Calgary in 2016 after identifying an opportunity to lower operating costs and increase their customer base.

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  • Major industries

    The diverse industrial base in Taber creates a stable and sustainable economy for residents, businesses and investors alike.

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  • Commercial permits

    New business and expansion of commercial enterprise is a strong indicator that our business community is thriving.

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  • Climate

    Taber’s temperate climate features warm summers, mild winters and above average days of bright sunshine.

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  • Workforce

    Taber businesses rely heavily on the highly-skilled, qualified and educated workforce available in this community.

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  • Business community

    Taber has many services, supports and resources in place to help businesses of every size succeed, including highly commercial areas and properties.

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Economic Strength

The oil and gas industry is a key driver of Taber’s economy. The industry continues to grow and provide a wealth of o...

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Our Attractions

Taber has access to state-of-the-art sports and recreation facilities that are fun for the whole family. Discover mor...

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Mayor's Message

Taber is a close knit community and led by a mayor who takes pride in his town. Find out what he has to say about Tab...

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