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TOP 10 COMMERCIAL & RETAIL ADVANTAGES

1. HIGH INCOME LEVELS

Average household income of over $120,000 which is among the highest in the country. 35% of households earn over $125,000

2. STRONG STEADY POPULATION GROWTH

Average annual growth of over 5% in the last 10 years.

3. YOUNG FAMILY DEMOGRAPHIC

32% of the population is between the ages of 25 to 44 years. 25% of the population is under the age of 20.

4. PROXIMITY TO EDMONTON & MAJOR INDUSTRY

Located just 15 minutes north east of Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan is the closest urban municipality to Alberta's Industrial Heartland, Canada's largest hydrocarbon processing region.

Where is Fort Saskatchewan Map - Commercial

5. STRONG RETAIL SPENDING

$550 Million total trade area spending.

6. ACCESS TO MAJOR TRANSPORTATION ROUTES

Hwy 21 and Hwy 15 pass through Fort Saskatchewan. Hwy 15 is part of the high load corridor to Fort McMurray

7. SHOP LOCAL MINDSET

40% of residents list supporting local stores as the thing they like most about shopping in Fort Saskatchewan.

8. COMPETITIVE TAX RATE

At a mill rate of 9.38 non-resident taxes in Fort Saskatchewan are lower than the regional average.

9. ACCELERATED PERMITTING

The City of Fort Saskatchewan prides itself on proficient and expedient service delivery regarding permitting. Our turnaround times are among the quickest in the region. As an example, Commercial Development Permits take approximately 4-8 weeks and a business licence application can be approved in 1-5 days.

10. DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION

Fort Saskatchewan's downtown has experienced a resurgence new residential developments and commercial developments and an emergence as a destination for restaurants and entertainment.