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