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Economic Development Services

Thorhild County, welcoming by nature continues to be one of the safest, secure and viable communities located conveniently within less than 1-hour in distance to larger service centers and the City of Edmonton making it a very attractive and affordable place to live with endless area to grow and expand your business ideas and dreams for your future. 

Thorhild County is connected to major highway & transport routes including Hgwy. 63 to Fort McMurray as well rail favorable to attraction of goods & manufacturing opportunities. It is also located in proximity to Alberta's Industrial Heartland region ideal for attraction of logistical and supply chain development. 

Bring us your ideas: We'll make them work!  Our population is growing.  Your businesses ideas are the County's opportunities.  Thorhild County also offers a Business Incentive Grant Program and Non-Residential Small Business Sub-Class Bylaw as part of their Business & Investment Attraction Program (see "Business Bylaws"). The County has commercial, industrial and residential property for sale (see "Public Notices" as well "Property Listings").  The Thorhild Industrial Area Structure Plan was initiated to encourage economic development throughout the County.  This new Area is close to three phase power, Alberta's Industrial Heartland area, and existing municipal infrastructure. 

A drive through the County reveals seven hamlets, business services, diversified farms, greenhouses, and recreation facilities for all ages. The hamlet of Thorhild is the largest service area within the County boundary. 

Thorhild County is a summer and winter adventure tourism & visitor destination.  If you enjoy swimming and relaxing on the beach and scenic little campgrounds, then Long Lake Provincial Park and Half Moon Lake Natural Area are both a short drive from anywhere in the County.  White Earth Valley Natural Area is a naturalist's gem for hiking, mountain biking and trail riding in the summer or snowmobiling and Nordic skiing in the winter. Also enjoy the Long Lake Ski-Hill, U-Pick Berry Farm and the Observatory to name just a few of our attractions.

Contact Economic Development

Sherry Poole, Economic Development Officer

801 – 1st Street, Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

 Direct: 780-398-2828
 Cell: 780-239-7058
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 sherry.poole@thorhildcounty.com 

 

 

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 Telephone: 780-398-3741 
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 Fax: 780-398-3748
 Email:Thorhild County

  801 - 1st Street
Box 10 Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

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