The manufacturing sector in the Region of Newell is a very productive and highly specialized market. One of the larger productivity centers in Alberta, the manufacturing cluster provides employment for a great many labourers in the region. This also provides a significant amount of opportunity to other industries that provide support to the manufacturing industry. Some facts about the Newell Manufacturing Industry:

  • The Manufacturing Industry provided 1,895 jobs for the Region of Newell in the 2006 (Statistics Canada 2006 Federal Census)
    • This industry provides 1 out of 6 jobs in the region
  • The Manufacturing Industry provides 1/5 the total economic value in the Region of Newell
  • The average wage of an employee in the Alberta Manufacturing Industry is $41,210.52 (Statistics Canada. Table 281-0027)
  • Home to JBS Lakeside, Western Canada’s Largest Meat Packing Facility
  • South Eastern Alberta Metal Cluster