The County of Northern Lights is located within Alberta’s North Peace Country and supports a population of 3,656 people – residents who bring both an industrious and entrepreneurial spirit to the region.

The County is rich in natural resources, opportunity, and potential for industry, business, and professional pursuits. The pillars of its strong economy are agriculture, forestry and oil & gas, and they provide for year-round economic activity.

While the County towns and hamlets offer core services, two urban centres, Peace River and Grande Prairie, flank the County providing additional amenities and services to businesses and residents.

The County of Northern Lights is a sound choice for business development and provides:

  • Ease of access to efficient transportation routes, including rail access and Highway 35 (the major connection to points north)
  • An Instrument Flight Regulation (IFR) approved airport with a passenger terminal centrally located in Manning
  • There are no business licensing fees (find a business registration form here or register online!)
  • Strong, vibrant year-round economy
  • A favourable tax structure
  • A sound workforce base