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Opportunity Sectors

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Light and Heavy Industrial

Resource extraction is one of the County’s primary industries and numerous opportunities exist for established businesses to expand activities and for new investment to take root in various industries, including:

  • Oilfield industry
  • Log haul industry
  • Sand and gravel industry
  • Fertilizer industry

Recreation and Tourism

Westlock County encourages new developments throughout the County and among its regional partners that benefit local and regional tourism initiatives, including:

  • Natural areas tourism
  • Culinary tourism
  • Recreation attractions
  • Cultural attractions

The County encourages private developers to facilitate tourism development and may assist in accessing government funding programs to develop new attractions.



Locations throughout the County, particularly at key development nodes, are well suited for manufacturing and value-add processing facilities.

  • Value-add processing
  • Trucking establishments
  • Beverage production
  • Cereals and oilseeds
  • Cannabis and hemp


Agriculture, Agri-Business & Agricultural Technology

Agriculture is the primary land use throughout Westlock County and remains an opportunity for businesses related to production and/or processing that are seeking high-quality land and a talented workforce. The County is commited to providing the agricultural community opportunities for growth, including those working in related industries such as:

  • Greenhouse technologies
  • Craft brewing & distillation
  • Agricultural technologies


Diverse Commercial & Industrial Developments

Westlock County and its municipal partners are committed to diversification of local business and industry to develop a sustainable regional economy. Commercial developers, those working in novel industries and innovative technologies, and local entrepreneurs can all access the support to select a site that will ensure their success. 



It’s important that residents of Westlock County and surrounding areas have access to a wide range of quality healthcare services and facilities to support them through all stages of life, right in their very own communities. The County, Village of Clyde, and Town of Westlock are exploring the feasibility of the following facilities and programs, and are open to working with developers, private care companies and healthcare professionals to realize their potential:

  • Care home
  • Medical centre
  • Maternal health programming
  • Joint and orthopaedic practices

For investment opportunities, contact:

Tom Koep

Economic Development Manager


Email Tom

Collin Steffes

General Manager of Planning and Community Development 


Email Collin