- Why Stony Plain
- Community Profile
More than ever, Stony Plain is on the pulse of business innovation and development. One of the fastest growing communities in the Capital Region, Stony Plain has grown over 50% since 2003 alone, encompasses a robust trade area of more than 300,000 people, and the annual population growth rate is expected to continue to flourish at a higher than average pace.
With a low debt, strong financial health and practices, as well as a low taxation rate, Stony Plain acts as an ideal place for businesses to start up, expand, or move. Currently over 850 businesses are proud to call Stony Plain home, receiving unparalleled support from both the city and the community in helping them to not only exist, but also thrive. Stony Plain prioritizes the promotion and support of commercial and industrial development, job creation and retention, as well as an improved tax base.
Stony Plain is proud of its cultural heritage and high quality of life, and despite the fast-paced growth, has remained true to its roots. Part of the Metro Edmonton Region, Stony Plain is located just 17 kilometres from Alberta’s capital city, and because of this, is able to offer city-sized amenities and convenience while maintaining character, grit, and personality. Stony Plain is easily accessible from both provincial highways 16 and 16A, making it an easy commute for those working in or out of the community, or looking to access other major air, rail, and ground transportation options.
Home to over 16,000 residents and growing, Stony Plain boasts a young, educated, and hard working network of professionals. The community falls within one of the most coveted school districts, with top-notch public, separate, and private education options available for all families. Students who wish to pursue post-secondary studies can choose from a variety of major institutions located in Edmonton, including the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Stony Plain offers a variety of health and professional services. The Westview Health Centre provides a range of health care services, including inpatient beds, maternity suites, beds for senior’s care, and a 24/7 emergency department. A number of other medical, dental, and alternative health care offices also serve the community.
The spirit of innovation and cooperation thrives in the community, inspiring and nurturing entrepreneurs who work hard to make their business dreams and goal a reality.
Specific, tangible advantages include: