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.
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
The downtown business district has seen a swell of momentum with new high density residential developments, new commercial developments, new City hall, new library and an influx of new restaurants, entertainment venues.