A DIVERSIFIED & RESILIENT ECONOMIC BASE
Agriculture and agricultural industries have been a pillar of the local economy since the early 1900’s and the Canadian Forces since 1940. The energy sector is another important economic pillar and has been transitioning from oil and gas to renewables over the past decade. Bull Creek wind farm began operations in 2015 and provides electricity to Wainwright and Provost.
As a regional hub, the town of Wainwright hosts the regional health complex, government services, schools, financial institutions and major retailers.