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Economic Development

Pincher Creek is open for business!

With a population of approximately 3500 people, this small town is doing big business with companies looking to invest in industries as diverse as wind energy, technology, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture. Pincher Creek is open to new development and welcomes investment.   

Local attractions draw over 500 000 visitors annually to the area and Pincher Creek boasts 32 000 residents within a 50 km trading area.   
The Town of Pincher Creek is a business-friendly community that actively encourages new
commercial and industrial development.  There is a modern two-acre industrial park that is
zoned for both light and heavy industry.  The Town of Pincher Creek has developemtn ready land for sale. With a dedicated Economic Development Officer and an active local Chamber of Commerce, Pincher Creek is able to provide the support needed to get new business up and running and support businesses who are already in the community. 

Before modern day settlements, this region was home to the Blackfoot, Peigan and Kootenai Aboriginal Tribes. Today, the Piikani Nation (formerly the Peigan Nation) the is headquarters in Brocket, Alberta just outside of Pincher Creek. The Piikani Nation controls two parcels of land, Peigan Timber Limit "B" and the Piikani 147 Indian reserve (on which Brocket is located). As of 2014 the band had a registered population of 3,638 members, of whom 2,358 lived on Piikani Nation reserves, and actively contributes to the regional economy.

Check out our statisctics at the Pincher Creek Community Profile

Regardless of the nature of a business, location and proximity are key to success and efficient operations.

The Town of Pincher Creek is located in the South West corner of Alberta and is easily accessed from all directions. This location places Pincher Creek in the enviable position of servicing two highways, along with year round tourist traffic from Waterton Lakes Park, Castle Mountain Ski Resort, and the Oldman River Dam and multile Provincial Parks. 
These attractions are 30 minutes or less from Pincher Creek, and draw over 500,000 visitors per year. Combined with Pincher Creek’s 35,000 Trade Area residents, we are well situated as the the business hub of South Western Alberta.
211 km south of Calgary
103 km west of Lethbridge
221 km east of Cranbrook, BC
369 km north of Great Falls, Montana

Trading Area
32,000 residents within its 50 km Trading Area

Highway Infrastructure
The Crowsnest Highway #3 is the main highway running east and west
Nearby highways running north and south are #6, #22 and #2

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COVID-19 SUPPORT for local business 

Local business assistance is availble through the Business Recovery Support Progam, find more information here. 

Upcoming Events

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Public Notices

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Town Hall Meeting with the RCMP
November 30, 2023
November 30, 2023 at 6:30pm
MD of Pincher Creek Chambers
1037 Herron Avenue

Learn more about:
• Crime in your community
• What the RCMP is doing to reduce crime
• How you can keep your community safe
• Bring up concerns and suggestions
• Information on Rural Crime Watch and Citizens on Patrol
Town Office Closed to In-Person Transactions Friday
November 24, 2023
Due to a shortage of staff, the Town of Pincher Creek office located at 962 St. John Ave will be closed to in-person transactions on Friday, November 24.  We are happy to assist with your municipal needs by phone or email and all of our usual online methods will remain available.
We will be back to business as usual on Monday, November 27. 
We thank you for your patience and consideration.
Eco Centre Closed for Remembrance Day
November 10, 2023
Please note the Eco Centre will be closed on Saturday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.
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