County of Barrhead
We are passionate about promoting our County way of life as THE place to raise your family, pursue opportunities and enjoy retirement. Our trading region services approximately 31,000 Albertans and we encourage the ‘Open for Business’ attitude. We work to support existing businesses through our Business Visitation Program, and also assist new ventures with the trained and helpful staff here at the County office. Lands are available for industrial use in the County, just outside the town limits, on pavement and with all services ready to tie in at the property line. To compliment supporting industry, there is also retail and light commercial/industrial land available in the Town of Barrhead.
We have a number of very progressive farms in our agricultural community and are known as early adopters of new technology and crop varieties. Considered very environmentally sound and conservation minded, we have 667 agricultural producers with average assets of 1.6 million and annual average revenue of $250,000. With these high averages, it’s easy to see they can take on any value-added industry!
The County of Barrhead is home to several large manufacturing facilities; Richardson Milling which processes barley and oats, Northplex which manufactures modular homes and is the largest plant in Western Canada, Neeralta who create a number of innovative agricultural tools, and many other entrepreneurs who contribute to our economy.
The community provides dance, sports, culture, trails systems and numerous events such as festivals, triathlons, rodeos, car shows, livestock shows – and the list goes on. Many unique recreation and tourism opportunities are available too, due to our excellent location near Edmonton and variety of landscapes and excellent water bodies! We encourage you to come and find out why the County of Barrhead is yours to live, work and play.
“Rich in history, the County of Barrhead served two main access roads to the City of Edmonton in the early 20th Century. The Klondike Trail headed northwest and was used by gold prospectors, and the Athabasca trail headed northeast to the trading area of Athabasca. Settlement took place in the early 1900’s with pioneers and farmers from Europe and the U.S.A.”