County Advantages

The County of Northern Lights possesses all the necessary elements to support development within its boundaries including:

  • Proximity to resources and to two large urban centres (Peace River and Grande Prairie)
  • Extensive transportation infrastructure: air access, rail service and a “corridor” highway route. The Mackenzie  Highway (Highway #35) is a major trucking route to NWT.
  • Offers residents a vibrant quality of life (including education and health amenities complimented by abundant recreation opportunities)
  • Residents represent a quality workforce (good skills and work ethic)
  • Demonstrated business and development success
  • Strong internal business community cooperation and support
  • Dedicated economic development strategy endorsed and supported by Council
  • Available, advantageously priced land for development