Hanna is a vibrant business community of over 3000 citizens, situated in East Central Alberta. Known as a main market, educational, medical and administrative centre of a large trading area known as the "Short Grass Country". These include:
- A modern provincial government building with appropriate government departments.
- The administrative headquarters of all Special Areas, which consists of over 220 townships and 75 communities.
- The head office of the Palliser Regional Municipal Services (PRMS) Agency whose mandate is to provide planning and mapping services to the 24 municipalities in the region. PRMS also administers the Safety Code (building, electrical & plumbing, etc.) permits for the region.
- ATCO's one billion dollar Sheerness coal fired power generating station.
- Hanna District Health Services - A modern facility with 18 acute care beds and 65 long-term care beds. The services also include a clinic, health unit and mental health support.
- The Learning Centre - An education and career resource centre as well as a community access program site offering free public access to computers and the internet.
Known for both our entrepreneurial and civic minded citizens, Hanna has had over fifteen years experience in waste recycling and is a recognized leader in western Canada. We are also recognized as the "Home of the Canada Grey Goose" and the area is very popular with hunters from all over North America.
The Town is composed of a blend of over 300 industrial, retail, hospitality and service businesses. Our office provides support to all established businesses and provides assistance to new and relocating businesses.
This website is filled with information on why Hanna is a great place to live, work and do business. You will explore Real Estate Opportunities, Business Tools, Labour Force data and loads of other information useful for establishing your business in the Hanna area.
Another resource available to Hanna and area businesses, is Return to Rural. Return to Rural is an exciting project aimed at attracting and retaining early and mid-career families to the rural remote communities of the Special aReas and MD of Acadia No. 34 region.
The Return to Rural philosophy is built on the idea that by blending technology and community, it is possible to create an environment where anyone can live their dream life ain a rural setting. We offer exceptional technology and business supports, and are working with government, community and business leaders to develop a youthful fision for the future.
For more information on Return to Rural, please contact them. Return to Rural is an initiative of the SAMDA Economic Partnership.