Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association

The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association (EDA) was an economic development partnership founded in 1984 that marketed Alberta's International Region.[1] It dissolved at the end of 2019.

Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association
Formation1984[1]
DissolvedDecember 31, 2019[2]
Location
Region served
City of Leduc, Leduc County, the Towns of Beaumont, Calmar Devon and Thorsby and the Village of Warburg

The partnership included the founding members of Leduc County and the City of Leduc, as well as the nearby communities of Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Thorsby and Warburg.[1][3]

HistoryEdit

The Leduc-Nisku EDA was founded by Leduc County and the City of Leduc in 1984.[1] In 1999, the Leduc-Nisku EDA evolved into Alberta's International Region by expanding the partnership to include Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Thorsby and Warburg.[1][3] The EDA dissolved at the end of 2019.[2]

BoardEdit

The Leduc-Nisku EDA's board of directors consisted of 11 members, and two alternates. The board consisted of a chair, elected officials and alternates from Leduc County and the City of Leduc, and members-at-large.

Alberta's International RegionEdit

Alberta's International Region
Formation1999[1]
Location
Region served
Leduc County, Alberta
Websitewww.internationalregion.com

Alberta's International Region is an economic region effectively within the boundaries of Leduc County, including the City of Leduc. It is a major industrial hub located 20 kilometres south of Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. Home to the largest developed energy services industrial park in Canada, three of the world’s top five oil services multinationals operate facilities within the region. The strategic location provides one of the most comprehensive and efficient multi-modal distribution systems in North America. Key sectors in the region include transportation and logistics, advanced manufacturing, energy services, and agri-foods processing.

Alberta’s International Region is an ideal place to locate a business due to its thriving economic environment, competitive tax regime, skilled workforce, and market access. The high quality of life, big city amenities and recreation opportunities here make Alberta’s International Region a great place to live and raise a family.

Alberta’s International Region was rated one of the top 25 places to do business in Western Canada (Alberta Venture, 2012) and as a Great Community for Business in Alberta (Alberta Venture, 2014).

IndustryEdit

Major industry sectors present within Alberta's International Region include agriculture, energy, environment, manufacturing and transportation.[4] Major industrial parks within the region include Nisku Business Park within Leduc County and the Leduc Business Park within the City of Leduc.[3] Both are located on the east side of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (Highway 2) across from the Edmonton International Airport.[5]

TransportationEdit

Alberta's International Region has access to air, rail and highway transportation.[4] The Edmonton International Airport is located in Leduc County, adjacent to the City of Leduc, on the west side of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway.[5] The Queen Elizabeth II Highway, also known as Highway 2, forms part of Alberta's portion of the CANAMEX Corridor,[6] which is a transportation corridor linking Canada, the United States and Mexico established under the North American Free Trade Agreement to foster trade, tourism and economic activity.[7] A Canadian Pacific (CP) main line, which connects Edmonton and Calgary, runs through both the Nisku Business Park and Leduc Business Park.[5]

ActivitiesEdit

Promoted by the Leduc-Nisku EDA, Alberta's International Region hosts regular economic partnership breakfasts and other special events.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  2. ^ a b "Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association to be dissolved". Leduc County. January 21, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Partner Communities". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  4. ^ a b "Welcome to Alberta's International Region - the Gateway to Opportunity!". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  5. ^ a b c Leduc Industrial Area and Nisku Industrial Area (PDF) (Map). Colliers Realty Limited. February 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-24.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "The CANAMEX Trade Corridor" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  7. ^ "CANAMEX Corridor". CANAMEX Corridor Project. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  8. ^ "Events". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-06-24.

Coordinates: 53°16′23″N 113°33′00″W / 53.273°N 113.550°W / 53.273; -113.550