Providing environmental products and services is the core business of nearly 1,330 companies in Alberta, generating revenue of over $2.8 billion annually.
Areas of Alberta expertise include:
- Remediation – land, water, climate change solutions
- Waste management
- Bio-based, value-added products
High growth sub-sectors include:
- Climate change management
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable energy
- Alternative fuels and vehicles
Future global spending in the environmental services sector is expected to see average annual growth between 4.7% and 7.7% over the next ten years, outpacing the global economic GDP growth of 3.5%.
The Foothills Region aims to capitalize on the competitive advantage of engineering talent in the Calgary Region, the nature-based inclination of people and places in the region, a backdrop of geographic beauty and a modest presence of environmental industries and services to attract manufacturing, consulting, engineering, and research and development activity.