Okotoks’ Advantage

Southbank’s Okotoks location means your business will be supported by a pro-business, pro-growth town council. Okotoks charges no business tax for most businesses and offers one of the lowest business property tax rates in the Calgary region.

Other business kudos include:

  • Ranked 4th best community in Alberta to do business in by Alberta Venture in 2013
  • Ranked 4th in Canada among entrepreneurial cities with populations of under 150,000 in October 2015, and 6th in Canada overall according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
  • One of Alberta’s Top 10 Investment Towns in 2012 and 2013 according to REI Network

Okotoks People

Locating in Southbank Business District allows you the opportunity to provide your staff with exceptional quality of life options. Should they choose to live in Okotoks they’ll be joining a highly desirable community that is safe, prosperous, and affordable with a vibrant local community and strong growth prospects.


Quality of Workforce

  • One of the fastest towns in Canada, Okotoks’ 30,000 residents with a median age of 34, a 2015 median after-tax family income of $94,396 and average annual household discretionary income of $55,842. Young families, often with college or trades backgrounds populate this progressive, community-oriented town.
  • Calgary’s workforce is only 15 minutes away and is comprised of one of the most educated populations in Canada.


Quality of Life

  • Okotoks housing stock is new and affordable with an average price in the mid-$400’s in 2015.
  • 77% of residents living in single, detached housing – an option often out of reach in Canada’s larger cities.
  • Nature and outdoor activity abound. Okotoks boasts 96 parks, 48 playgrounds, 15 soccer fields, 14 ball diamonds, 3 golf courses, a brand-new fieldhouse, extensive indoor and outdoor sporting venues, a regional concentration of baseball training and facilities, and equestrian trials.
  • Easy access to all winter sports includes under two hours driving times to Banff, Canmore Nordic Centre, Banff National Park, world-class ski hills, Bow Valley Park and Nakiska. Calgary Olympic Park and world-class ski-jumping, luge, bobsled facilities are only forty-five minutes away.