Community Profile – Invest Medicine Hat

Business Beat: Shaking the Money Trees

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COVID-19 has made accessing capital very difficult for businesses. In response, provincial and federal governments released different stimulus packages including grants. The last few months I have gone through countless programs and there definitely are many options out there. Grants can be a great resource in times of economic uncertainty, as they usually provide a […]

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When it comes to helping others, our region has no borders.

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  When it comes to helping others, our region has no borders. Claude Bilodeau, Vice President and General Manager at the Black Velvet Distilling Company, is a man who cares deeply about the safety of the people around him. Black Velvet was founded in Lethbridge in 1973 with a mission to make great Canadian whiskey […]

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Winter View of Medicine Hat, Alberta

Supporting local business has never been more critical.

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Supporting local businesses has never been more critical than now. Truth is, we received a startling wake-up call that should force us to take a serious look at the future of brick-and-mortar and global e-commerce. No longer can we turn away from our local businesses to order online and then express sentiments when doors close. The time is here and the time is now.

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Labour

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Low cost, available labour.

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Commercial and Industrial Land

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Medicine Hat is Southeast Alberta’s primary service centre.

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Utilities

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The City of Medicine Hat supplies reliable, cost effective utilities to industry and residents.

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Tax

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With no equipment tax and competitive rates, Medicine Hat is a low-cost business centre.

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Education

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Medicine Hat has a robust labour force with skill sets ranging from general labour to engineering. Medicine Hat College trains the skilled labour force.

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Demographics

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Medicine Hat has a population of 63,260, according to Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census.

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Companies

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Medicine Hat’s major employers include petrochemical, aerospace and agribusiness companies.

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Housing

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An average home costs approximately $267,000, as of December 2018.

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Quality of Life

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330 days of annual sunshine ensures rich recreation opportunities.

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Statistical Overview

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Medicine Hat is Western Canada’s low-cost business centre. Learn more about available labour and a rich quality of life.

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Food and Drink

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Medicine Hat has a rich coffee culture with independent restaurants rounded out by craft distilling and brewing.

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Health Care

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Medicine Hat Regional Hospital offers 73 services, including cancer services and a Ronald McDonald House opening in December 2019.

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Recreation

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The City of Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and Canalta Centre are part of Medicine Hat’s rich quality of life.

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History of Medicine Hat

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Historically, natural gas drove Medicine Hat’s economy.

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Work in Medicine Hat

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Find a career in petrochemicals, aerospace, agribusiness, health care, and many more sectors.

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Partners

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Invest Medicine Hat works with local and regional business support partners.

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