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Economic Development

The County is strategically located with Highway 16 (Yellowhead) running east and west and Highway 36 (Veterans Memorial Highway) running north and south. Given its location, the County is a center for road, railway, and air transportation services. There are industrial areas and prime downtown office space located within the County, making Minburn a prime business development location.

Of the County’s 694,304 acres, 75% is cultivated land. Wheat, canola, barley and oats are the major commodities. The farming community represents a skilled and hard-working labour force with expertise in assembly line work, welding and metal fabrication. The County is also a highly productive livestock area with grazing reserve of over 20 sections of land. Beef producers are mainly cow-calf operators.

Shallow low pressure gas lies underneath most of the County, and a large heavy oil field with over 400 wells is located in the southeast. With lower land costs, excellent infrastructure and an educated labour force, the County of Minburn is an excellent choice for investment.

View the County of Minburn Economic Development Strategy here


Population - Municipal Census (2015) - 3,383
Population - Federal Census (2016) - 3,188

Population - Federal Census (2021) - 3,014

Labour Force:

County of Minburn Labour Force


Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor

Commercial/Industrial Real Estate:

Commercial Real Estate
Hwy 16/36 Crossroads Rural Industrial Development Area
West Industrial Park
NW 8-52-14-4 Development Area

Business Services:

Development and Building Permits
Chamber of Commerce - Vegreville
Chamber of Commerce - Mannville

Building Permits:

Value of Building Permits
Number of Building Permits


Tax Rates
Alberta Municipal Affairs Taxation Information
Canada Revenue Agency

Investment Profile:

County of Minburn Investment Profile
County of Minburn Transportation Profile
County of Minburn Agricultural Profile
County of Minburn Lifestyle Fact Sheet

View the County of Minburn Regional Dashboard Info Below