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Discover the beautiful Battle River region. Our diverse and growing economy, especially in Alberta’s burgeoning agricultural sector, offers big opportunities for local investment and community enrichment.

Explore Battle River

Lower housing costs, a thriving job market, and a close-knit, supportive community are just a few advantages of this amazing area we call home.

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Grow your investment

The Battle River region provides affordable industrial land, excellent transportation logistics, and a highly skilled workforce to help your business grow and flourish.

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A place you can thrive

Our region has excellent education opportunities for you and your family, affordably priced healthcare, and a picturesque landscape that promotes an active lifestyle.

By the numbers

32.75%

lower housing prices than the province’s average

a graphic representation of people
73%

of the area’s population lead active lifestyles

12%

corporate tax rate for small businesses

15.8%

of the region’s 42,000 person workforce holds a trades diploma

5.2M

acres of high-quality farmland, cultivated by 3,452 farms

27%

corporate tax rate for general businesses

Discover our region

The Battle River region has over 20 communities, connected by a network of roadways including two major north-south highway corridors. Each area offers its own unique features and highlights.

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Fostering innovation and connection

The Battle River Alliance for Economic Development (BRAED) strives to link new investors and businesses with local communities in the Battle River region. Our goal is to help communities and companies progress and prosper in our area.

By assisting businesses in the planning, start-up, and growth stages, we’re helping our region grow stronger together.

Latest events

  • 2023
  • Mar 17, 2023
    Past
    Mar 17, 2023

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Our guest will be Minister Nate Horner, Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation. Dinner served at 5:30, meeting to start at 6:00.

  • Jun 22, 2023
    Past
    Jun 22, 2023

    BRAED Annual General Meeting

    Join us and our guest, Michele Evans, ADM, Alberta Region PrariesCan, at the Tofield Golden Club. Dinner at 5:30pm — meeting at 6:00pm.

  • Mar 14, 2024
    Past
    Mar 14, 2024

    3rd Annual Agriculture Industry Forum

    𝐃𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 & 𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐓 𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐀𝐋𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐓𝐀

  • Now
  • Jun 20, 2024
    Upcoming
    Jun 20, 2024
    5:00 – 8:30 pm

    Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM is open to our stakeholders and board of directors. Join us to hear what happened in 2023, our strategic plans for 2024.

BRAED in the news

On

BRAED and Invest Alberta deliver leading edge investor attraction project

Invest Alberta – BRAED Investor Attraction Pilot Project

On

Invest Alberta and the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development Launch Pilot Project for Community Investor Attraction

This is the first program of its kind developed in the province.

On

Business expanding internationally can apply to CanExport SMEs

This funding program is designed to promote and enhance Canada’s trade …

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