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Best Communities for Manufacturing and Logistics

Jun 1, 2012

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Population: 59,000
If logistics is all about location, then it’s hard to be better situated than Leduc. A major transportation hub, it is home to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and sits directly on Queen Elizabeth II Highway. Nisku Business Park is serviced by both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railway Lines, which connect it to every major city in North America.
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Population: 37,574
The district of Mission has made growth its goal, and with a population growth rate of 12 per cent, it’s one of the fastest-growing communities in B.C. Recent initiatives might push that growth rate even higher: the district opted not to increase property taxes in 2012 and has no business tax.
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Rocky View County
Population: 36,461
In 2011, Rocky View County experienced massive growth in commercial and industrial construction, with projects totalling $122 million in value, including a massive 1.3-million-square-foot distribution centre for Target in Balzac.
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Lower Mainland
Vancouver and area is Western Canada’s gateway to the East. Port Metro Vancouver handles over 110 million tonnes of cargo annually through its 28 major marine terminals. As Canada’s largest port, it’s vital to western Canadian exporters. Both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways ship to Vancouver, while the terminus point for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is located just a few kilometres to the east, in the suburb of Burnaby.

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