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The Region of Newell is home to a number of different industries. According to the 2006 Canadian Federal Census, the top five industry employers were: 

Industry Category

Number of Employees





Mining & Oil & Gas Extraction


Retail Trade


Health Care & Social Assistance


The Region of Newell top five industry wealth generators in 2006 are:

Industry Category

Estimated Wealth Generation

Industry % of Regions of Newell

Mining & Oil & Gas Extraction






Wholesale Trade






Retail Trade



For more detailed information on the industry in the Region of Newell view our "Exploring Southeast Alberta Industry" Report, a comparative analysis of industry in southeast Alberta by revenues per capita, employment numbers, and returns on production and to economy.

Agriculture is a $10 billion dollar industry in Alberta. Alberta's food processing sector is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the province. In the past five years, over $1 billion has been invested in Alberta by some of the world's top food processing companies; with only 10% of the...


The manufacturing sector in the Region of Newell is a very productive and highly specialized market. One of the larger productivity centers in Alberta, the manufacturing cluster provides employment for a great many labourers in the region. This also provides a significant amount of opportunity to...
Oil and Gas

The Region of Newell has one of Alberta’s most active natural gas fields. There are roughly 30,000 wells in the Region, which accounts for half of all wells in Alberta, and 37% of all wells in Canada.  Approximately 170 production and service companies employ 1,325 people in the energy...


Tourism is a $5 billion dollar industry in Alberta. Only 2 hours east of Calgary, this sunshine belt in Alberta is an emerging playground for the 1.2 million people who live in the Calgary Region, and the 22,000 who call the Newell Region home. Key tourism anchors include Lake Newell - one of...


The Region of Newell has a great many utilities and infrastructure pieces that many other regions do not. The Region of Newell has one of the most expansive water distribution networks in Alberta. This also provides a number of irrigation services that promotes the agricultural industry. There are...
Other Industries

The Region of Newell is a diamond in the rough for business opportunity. Located on the transportation axis of South Central Alberta, the Region of Newell is ideal to conduct business. Being situated in the center of three major urban centers (Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lethbridge) the Region of Newell...
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