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Vegreville's Competitive Advantage

Vegreville is an innovative fibre-connected community rich in culture and opportunities!

With a population close to 6,000, the Town of Vegreville serves as a major service hub for northeast/east central Alberta that includes agriculture, energy, and retail.

Our available selection of land and buildings can accommodate all sectors of commercial and industrial investment - connecting you regionally, nationally, and globally.

Vegreville offers an excellent transportation/logistics system, a skilled workforce, and is strategically located on a transportation corridor with vast agriculture and manufacturing assets.

Vegreville Investment Profile

Vegreville has a readily available workforce with varied skill sets due to a diverse economy and an employable workforce of approximately 3,400. Vegreville's trade area has a population of close to 30,000 providing an excellent labour pool.  

Vegreville also has access to a large talent pool as it has 11 publicly funded post-secondary institutions within 200 kilometers.  

Vegreville’s population is quite educated in hands-on technical fields, as well as roles in administration. Trades education makes up for 12.3% of Vegreville’s population, which is higher than the provincial average of 8.7%. Additionally, 46.9% of Vegreville’s population has a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree. With residents educated in many different industries and fields, businesses are sure to find employees trained in the exact occupation they are looking for. (Source Stats Canada 2021 Federal Census)

Vegreville is strategically located on a transportation corridor with vast agriculture and manufacturing assets connecting to global markets. 

  • Vegreville is located on the Trans-Canada Highway 16 (4-lane), connecting to the western ports and accessing Asian markets. View the 2022 Vegreville Traffic Count
  • Both CN/CP railways operate major intermodal container terminals in Edmonton approximately 100km from Vegreville.
  • Highway 36, 22 kilometers east of Vegreville, is a major north-south corridor that connects to the U.S. and Mexican markets.
  • Edmonton International Airport is just 1 hour away providing access to global air freight.
  • Major freight and courier companies provide daily service to Vegreville
  • Vegreville Regional Airport offers general aviation access and is UAV friendly. View the Vegreville Regional Airport Brochure

Vegreville is home to a business support ecosystem that includes the Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures. The town has a strong retail base with a number of "anchor" retail stores, including Wal Mart, Canadian Tire, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Co-op, and No-Frills. These businesses draw customers from a trading area with a population of close to 30,000. View the 2022 Vegreville Traffic Count

Vegreville is also well known as an innovative community as it is home to the world's leading agricultural research centre - InnoTech Alberta. Vegreville is ideally positioned as an agricultural-based manufacturing/processing centre as InnoTech Alberta provides research support for companies to perfect their product for the marketplace.