Located 10 kilometers directly south of the City of Red Deer, Junction 42 is now slated for commercial, industrial, and agri-business development. The entire Junction 42 area encompasses 10 quarter sections surrounding the Highway 2 and Highway 42 interchange and is intended to supplement the County’s industrial and commercial parks surrounding Red Deer, some of which are currently approaching full build out.
Plans & Maps
Recently, a Major Area Structure Plan (PDF), as well as a Local Area Structure Plan, Southeast QE2 / 42 Interchange (PDF), have been adopted in an effort to encourage growth and stimulate development within the Junction 42 area.
Phase One development will feature a Travel Service Centre that includes the Province of Alberta and Red Deer County’s jointly funded ‘Partner Rest Area’, which is a freight truck and recreation vehicle parking rest stop. Phase One also includes a bulk fuel cardlock, gasoline and electric vehicle service station, and several fast service restaurants to serve the travelling public.
Additional serviced and shovel ready lots will be available in 2019, providing opportunities for businesses to market to the 90,000 vehicles passing this site every day.
This strategic location allows for businesses to connect to the world with easy access to major international air, rail, and ground transportation routes.
The Red Deer Airport, located just 15 kilometers from Junction 42, provides the opportunity to connect to international venues and offers charter and air cargo service. The Calgary and Edmonton International Airports are easily accessible within 1 hour as well.
Red Deer County is a diverse municipality with a centralized location and expanding economy. The County’s competitive advantages make it an excellent place to conduct business. Its commercial, public service, and industrial sectors are growing to include many new developments that provide a wide range of services to residents, businesses, and individuals residing in as well as visiting the Central Alberta area.
The County has a population of over 20,000. There are also an additional 120,000 highly skilled residents living in the urban areas within its land mass of 4,042 square kilometers.
Red Deer County also boasts one of the best tax environments in North America. This is due to the fact that there are no business or machine taxes in the Red Deer region. County property taxes are generated through school, municipal taxes, and specific service requisitions. The tax environment within Red Deer County provides opportunities for small businesses, as well as large scale organizations.
Overall, Red Deer County has many factors that make it a great municipality for businesses and residents alike. Administration at the County continue to work to generate new and exciting opportunities for businesses.
For additional information on Junction 42 or conducting business in Red Deer County, contact our Economic Development Department.