Vegreville is uniquely positioned to explore opportunities with the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) sector. The region around Vegreville encompasses a large land space of over 43,000 sq. kilometers, with a substantial percentage covering boreal forest, parkland, and cultivated cropland. Investors can also benefit from the region’s strong research base, training programs, proven UVS applications, and the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cold Lake 4-Wing located within the region.
Agriculture is one of Vegreville’s strongest assets and long-standing industries with access to almost 6 million acres of cultivated cropland(with 150 kilometers). There is a substantial market to offer aerial platforms that capture data and turn it into information that producers and field researchers can use to make critical farming decisions.
The Vegreville Airport is drone-friendly which makes opportunities in UAV/BVLOS training and application into agriculture, energy and others possible