The Future of CAC: Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

CAC is planning a major industrial development in the burgeoning Industrial Heartland located in the Edmonton Capital Region. The plan includes a multi-phase industrial park with over 280 acres of gravelled laydown space and direct access to highway 830. Preliminary engineering has already begun and construction is set to start early January 2016.

CAC’s development lands are strategically located between Alberta’s northern oil sands and Edmonton to provide convenient support services to nearby oil and gas developments.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland encompasses 582 square kilometers within the municipalities of Fort Saskatchewan, Lamont County, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, and the City of Edmonton. To date, the Heartland region has attracted over $30 billion in investment and another $20 billion is expected by 2018. The region has become Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and manufactures 43% of Canada’s basic chemical products. Future development in the Heartland region will be focused on increasing the capacity for bitumen upgrading and petrochemical processing, and improving the pipeline network.

Alberta's Industrial Heartland

The Heartland region will play an increasingly significant role between the Northern Alberta oil sands and Edmonton. Proposed development is slated to transform the area into a major processing, transportation, and logistics hub that will service future growth in the oil sands. To support growth, the Edmonton capital region will provide the Industrial Heartland with access to highly skilled labour, construction services and manufacturing. The region also has direct rail connections to the United States mid-west and access to Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert on Canada’s west coast.

If you would like to learn more, visit the Alberta Industrial Heartland Association’s website for the latest statistics and project news.

Map of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland land holdings