Alberta’s Best Communities for Business: #12 Spruce Grove
Often thought of as a bedroom community of Edmonton, Spruce Grove continues to prove it’s much more than that. The city sustains a repertoire of industrial and commercial businesses ranging from food processing to oilfield services. While the population is just over 30,000, businesses in the area have access to the millions of people living in the capital region looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There is also the added benefit of quick access to the commercial airport and major highways in the province.
By the Numbers
Population growth rate (2011-2015): 29%
Residential tax rate (mills): 5.4
Non-residential tax rate (mills): 8
Median home price: $426,900