Alberta is a great place for business. The often spoken of "Alberta Advantage" is far more reaching than many realize. Alberta has the fastest growing, youngest, best educated and most employed population in Canada. Our economy is diverse and expanding, including industries such as energy, agriculture, forestry, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, service, advanced technology, and technology research. Not only does Alberta have the lowest overall tax rate in Canada it also has no provincial sales tax. All of this, combined with Alberta's spectacular natural beauty, is what constitutes the "Alberta Advantage".
Edmonton is Alberta's Capital City. With a metropolitan population of over one million, Edmonton is a dynamic and hospitable city with one of the highest standards of living in the world and offers an enviable quality of life. Edmontonians are proud of the city's abundant parks and green spaces, business and employment opportunities, arts community, world class festivals, fine restaurants, and professional sports teams. Edmonton is one of Canada's five "Smart Cities", housing more than 100 educational institutions in the greater Edmonton area including one of Canada's largest universities (University of Alberta), Alberta's largest technical school (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and Alberta's largest college (Grant MacEwan College). With its diverse and expanding economy, a real GDP approaching $42 billion and with over $80 billion in capital projects committed or underway for the Edmonton service area, Edmonton's future is bright.