Economic Development

Welcome to Kneehill County!

The County is nestled within the borders of the Queen Elizabeth Highway to the west, the Highway 9 Calgary to Saskatoon route in the south/southeast, and the Red Deer River Canyon to the east in east-central Alberta.

Kneehill County is a region rich in agricultural heritage and the pioneering spirit. It has diversified into oil and gas and new alternative energy generation as major industries within the County. Servicing industries also reside in the region and are located in the County or one of the five towns and villages within the County.

Population within the County is 4,921 residents based on the 2011 federal census. The combined regional population (with towns and villages) is 11,161 based on the 2011 census. The County is primarily rural with a low population density with a blend of farms, country residential and higher density urban hamlets.

The overall land area of the Kneehill region is 3,416 square kilometers, including towns and villages. The County builds/maintains 2,979 kilometers of roads where 643 kilometers are paved. There is 492 kilometers of provincial highways throughout the County where 464 kilometers are paved.

The southwestern border of the County is approximately 30-40 minutes from the City of Calgary and its international airport, and northwestern border is approximately 20 minutes from Red Deer, Alberta’s third largest city. The County also borders the community of Drumheller on its southeast with a population of approximately 8,300.

CN Rail has rail service through the County connecting to their inter-modal terminals in Calgary and Edmonton.

Regional residential water service covers approximately half of the County’s area with the ability for more capacity within the service.

For more information about building, expanding a business in Kneehill County, please contact the Kneehill County office, 403-443-5541.




Development in Kneehill County


Windmills with Gas Well

Economic Development Overview


Economic Development