Greater Edmonton

Review the Business Climate

Business Climate Indicators

The Business climate is the general economic environment that local businesses operate in. Reviewing and understanding the local business climate provides valuable insights about the economy, costs, risks, and incentives. We have compiled the most important aspects of the Region’s business climate as an interactive dashboard below. This dashboard provides valuable economic, resident, household, dwelling and development indicators that may influence the success of your business.

Costs and Financial Assistance

Whether you have a new or existing businesses it is critical to be aware of costs, incentives and grants that impact your business. This dashboard provides you with a snapshot of the major costs of conducting business in the Region as well as information on available financial assistance.

Corporate taxes

In comparison to other provinces, businesses in the Greater Edmonton Region benefit from an Alberta advantage when it comes to corporate income taxes. Specific benefits include no provincial sales tax, no payroll tax, no health care premiums, lower personal income tax rates and the lowest fuel tax of any province in the country. Alberta continues to be a great place to do business thanks to its infrastructure, strong urban growth centers, increasingly diverse economy, growing population and lucrative investment opportunities.

Effective July 1, 2015 the general Alberta corporate income tax rate is 12 per cent. The Alberta small business income tax rate is 2 per cent for eligible small businesses with income up to $500,000.

The combined federal/provincial corporate income tax rate in the Edmonton Region is 27 per cent for general businesses, 14 per cent for small businesses, and a competitive corporate income tax rate is in place for manufacturers. Businesses in the Edmonton Region also benefit from the fact that Alberta has no inventory tax, no machinery and equipment tax and no payroll tax, which are common in many other provinces and U.S. states.

More Resources/Info

While we are providing you with a range of valuable information about the business climate, the fact is that there's much more available. In this section we provide you with links to other websites that will supplement our information and help to keep your finger on the pulse.

There may also be other municipal and provincial costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

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Edmonton, AB  T5J 1P7
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