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High River Market Information

High River services more than 60,000 diversely skilled workers and families throughout the Foothills region and is the perfect location for your business venture.

High River Business Community

High River has a vibrant and varied business community that conveniently mixes  boutique shops and unique restaurants with familiar franchises, large retailers and corporate head offices. And there’s still a variety of flexible commercial spaces and properties available for you to call home.

NAICS Code Description Home Occ In-Town
11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 3
22 Utilities 2
23 Construction 86 20
31-33 Manufacturing 5 16
41-42 Wholesale Trade 1 10
44-45 Retail Trade 24 97
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 6 6
51 Information 1 3
52 Finance and Insurance 2 11
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3 5
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 21 17
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 41 8
61 Educational Services 4 5
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 22 22
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 3 8
72 Accommodation and Food Services 4 46
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) 40 50
92 Public Administration
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High River Cost Advantages

High River offers a very cost competitive environment for businesses to operate. With no business tax and no manufacturing & equipment tax, your only recurring costs are your property tax and your utilities. Water and wastewater services are provided directly by the Town of High River. Power is delivered by Fortis and is supplied to commercial clients through competitive distributors. Gas is delivered by ATCO and is supplied to commercial clients through competitive service providers.

High River Vital Signs

Our beautiful parks and green spaces, high quality of life and strong community engagement were just a few of the assets highlighted in our 2016 Vital Signs report; a collection of survey feedback from residents highlighting perceived positive contributors to life in High River, as well as areas that required more attention.

In total, 571 participants completed the survey. This information was combined with data from service providers, organizations and local experts to create a broad snapshot of the community.