Economic Development

The town's mandate regarding economic development is to broaden the commercial base of the town through the retention and expansion of existing businesses, while also attracting the establishment of new businesses, industries and tourism development

Nanton Advantages

  • Prime location on highway #2 - close to major centres and the U.S.
  • Extensive selection of commercial and industrial land
  • Low land costs
  • Existing infrastructure to handle growth
  • Qualified labour market
  • Professional assistance in relocation
  • Active Chamber of Commerce


The Town of Nanton is committed to the retention and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new commercial  enterprises.  Tourism is also key in growing our community. 

Contact us to find our more about the Nanton Business Advantage.

Contact Information: Town of Nanton
Box 609, Nanton, AB. T0L 1R0
Phone: (403) 646-2029
Fax: (403) 646-2653
e-mail: cao@town.nanton.ab.ca


Economic base:
Nanton is located in one of southern Alberta's prime farming and ranching areas. Thus, the local economy is based primarily on agriculture and related services. In addition, progressive entrepreneurs have succeeded in diversifying their products and services to meet ever-changing needs in the marketplace. Many businesses have established successful export markets in which they distribute their products.

Current manufacturers and processor types:
Beef production, farming, poultry, livestock handling equipment, bottled water, food processing, feedlots, concrete, leather and saddlery, flour, mushroom farming, grain and feeds, exotic game farms.

Affordable Commercial and Industrial Lots
Business development remains a priority with an abundant supply of       
competitively-priced, serviced commercial and industrial lots.     
Lively Real Estate  (403)-646-2900.

Business Planning and Financial Assistance

Professional business counselling is available through various agencies and private consulting companies.

Area Banks and Business Services:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (403) 646-2201

Alberta Treasury Branch (403) 646-2207

Macleod Credit Union (403) 646-2610

Scase and Lively, Accountants   (403) 646-2851
Email:  dscase@telusplanet.net

Gaudreau & Company                (403) 646-3012

Other Business Services:

Highwood Business Development Corp.
     High River, (403) 652-3700
     e-mail: busdev@hbdc.net

Alberta Economic Development
     Rite #310 0000, ask for (403) 297-8920

Alberta Government - Service Links

Alberta Agriculture, Rural Development Specialist
     Business Development,
     Rite 310-0000 ask for (403) 625-1445
     www.agric.gov.ab.ca/

AFSC Commercial (formerly Alberta Opportunity Company)
     Rite 310-000 ask for (403) 297-6437
     www.aoc.gov.ab.ca

To contact us:

Phone: 403-646-2029
Fax:     403-646-2653
Email: cao@town.nanton.ab.ca
1907 - 21 Avenue
PO Box 609
Nanton AB T0L 1R0