Labour & Employment
Oil & Gas Industry
The JEDI is extremely entrepreneurial, with businesses ranging in size from 200 employees to mom & pop operations of one or two employees. Currently, there are approximately 1,300 businesses operating in the JEDI region, with nearly half of that number located in the County of Wetaskiwin. The main industries include oil & gas, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism; but construction, transportation; retail and the service industry help create a diverse and relatively stable regional economy.
Municipal Development Services
Why JEDI & the JEDI Region
For many industries looking to expand or relocate, the JEDI region is the ideal place to invest. Land is available for industrial development and prices are still very affordable; major highway corridors, international & regional airport along with rail service are in close proximity; access of skilled workers and large labor pool within easy commuting distance; located in close proximity to Leduc-Nisku and the Industrial Heartland of Central Alberta.
JEDI's Position in Central Alberta
JEDI is a
one stop shop
for a wide range of resource information pertaining to business and industrial development in the JEDI region.
Quality of Life
Cost of Living
Residents and business owners enjoy a very high quality of life in the JEDI region. In addition to having a wide range of business and health services, access to exceptional recreation facilities/opportunities and a host of community organizations/events, the JEDI region is within easy commute to major urban centers. Additionally, the natural beauty of the region is one of local’s best kept secrets.
JEDI Board of Directors
JEDI Vision & Mission
Geographic Area & Population
JEDI is very unique in that it is not like other economic development organizations. JEDI is a municipal partnership among the City of Wetaskiwin, County of Wetaskiwin and the Town of Millet to foster and promote industrial development in the region. Industry creates jobs and business opportunities, generates municipal tax revenue, attracts workers and families to local communities and in essence, drives the regional economy – Therefore, JEDI’s primary focus is on sustaining and nurturing industrial development.
where business and communities share an entrepreneurial spirit with the natural beauty of the area. Located in close proximity to Edmonton International Airport, Nisku Industrial Park (one of the largest industrial parks in Canada) and the capital region of Edmonton, the JEDI region offers a solid economic base for industrial development.
Opportunity for businesses to attain funding for training current or new employees.
Through the new Canada-Alberta Job Grant, businesses may be eligible to receive funding for up to 2/3 of the training costs (to a maximum of $10,000 per individual). It is definitely worth your time to check out the
Canada-Alberta Job Grant
for eligibility guidelines and application forms.
HWY 13 W, P.O. Box 6357
Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2G1
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