Lethbridge’s increasingly diversified economic base benefits from the healthy mix of businesses that are anchored to our community. With no business, payroll or machinery tax, available serviced industrial land ready for construction and office space at less than $16 per square foot, Lethbridge offers a low-cost operating environment with demonstrated savings in areas such as taxation, land, construction and transportation.
A recent Conference Board of Canada Mid-Sized Cities report noted the healthy growth among information and cultural industries in our city, which can be linked to the strong presence of two post-secondary institutions as well as the emergence of Lethbridge as a significant high-tech presence in Alberta.
A mid-sized city of nearly 100,000 people, Lethbridge is located in the southern part of Alberta, Canada. With an average of 320 days of sunshine each year and one of the warmest winters in the western provinces, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the all that this city and region has to offer. The geographic location also ensures close proximity to world class ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, majestic national parks, the vibrant city of Calgary and the U.S. border.
Check out a few quick facts about living in Lethbridge:
- A family earning $80,000 annually has $16,875 in disposable income (compared to -$60 in Calgary)
- Lethbridge has more than 70 parks, 200 km of walking and running trails, playgrounds and sports fields
- Average home prices in Lethbridge are among the lowest of all major cities in Alberta
This website is designed to help you discover everything you need to make Lethbridge your top choice to live, learn, invest, visit and do business.
Did You Know?
Lethbridge based Richardson Oilseed Ltd. was the first company in the world to market canola oil.