Agriculture – Invest Medicine Hat

Green thumb

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Big Marble Farms is expanding their greenhouse by 10 acres and adding a six megawatt cogeneration facility.

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Agribusiness

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Agribusiness opportunities are ripe for the picking in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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The economic impact of cannabis production in Medicine Hat

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When all is said and done, construction and operation of Aurora Sun is projected to have a significant positive economic impact on the region for many years to come.

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Aurora Cannabis lands in Medicine Hat

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Aurora Cannabis is building a new facility, bringing 450 new jobs to Medicine Hat.

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Hop to it!

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Spring is around the corner and opportunities to serve Alberta’s fast growing craft brewing industry are ready to sprout.

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Investors putting money into ag tech

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Controlled environment agriculture raised over $10 billion in 2017, representing nearly a 30% increase over 2016. Within that, investment into novel farming systems rose 200% as companies got serious about how to grow as much food as efficiently as possible.

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Controlled Environment Agriculture

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Controlled Environment Agriculture is a multi-billion dollar business that relies on electricity, labour and land. Medicine Hat has all three ingredients in spades, making the city a beneficial location for growers and agricultural technologists.

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Little forest on the prairie

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Approximately one quarter of Alberta’s new forests are grown in prairie greenhouses in Medicine Hat and shipped to reforestation projects across the province.

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Fresh sells

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Medicine Hat’s local food movement is flourishing.

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Hemp’s big comeback

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Global demand for hemp is on the rise and Southern Alberta farmers are growing approximately 40% of the national supply.

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Sweet start-up

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Local entrepreneur Stella Sehn shares her sweet secret to the success of her small business, Sweet Pure Honey.

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Medicine Hat is a prime spot for a craft distillery

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Invest Medicine Hat’s column in the Medicine Hat News Business Beat looks at opportunities in the craft distillery industry.

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Betting big on hemp

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A Vancouver investor is on a mission to make Medicine Hat the hemp hub of Canada.

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Sunny Bone Broth

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Thanks to Southern Alberta’s well-respected cattle industry, low business costs and excellent market access, Medicine Hat is well-positioned for the right team to start a bone broth company.

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41 Salsa spices up the food industry

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JMH & Co. Pitch Competition winner Colton Eremenko is using Medicine Hat-grown vegetables to grow his salsa business.

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Five hemp ideas for a small business

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Websites such as Pinterest and Google searches are full of ideas for hemp start-ups. Here are five of Invest Medicine Hat’s favourites.

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Saucy start-up

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Medicine Hat’s location on the Trans Canada Highway and low operating costs is proving to be an ideal recipe for a saucy start-up to expand.

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A malt house in Medicine Hat? Why Not?

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Alberta’s malting barley is well-known and the province is far along in a booming craft brewery boom. Yet there are only two malting houses in the province. Shouldn’t there be more?

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A growing opportunity

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Food processing opportunities exist in Medicine Hat thanks in part to a mature greenhouse industry.

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Something’s brewing

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Medicine Hat Brewing Company plans to open doors for business in October 2016, resulting in 10 new jobs for Medicine Hat.

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It’s in our bones

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With a growing desire for healthy eating and nose-to-tail dietary habits, bone broth is a brewing industry that a Medicine Hat team could really capitalize on.

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Medicine Hat’s Top 10 Competitive Advantages

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Medicine Hat, Alberta is a stable, growing regional service centre with an economic base in manufacturing, petrochemicals, oil and gas services, agricultural processing, agricultural services, retail, and public sector services.

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