TABER'S ECONOMY THRIVES ON THE EXTENSIVE IRRIGATION SURROUNDING THE TOWN AND THE RESULTING AGRICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS OIL & GAS FOUND IN THE REGION
From global companies Pepsi-Co and Lantic Inc, to the thriving entrepreneurial spirit of small agri-food businesses, Taber is increasingly being recognized as a prominent hub for food processing. With major processing activities that include hogs, beef, sheep, poultry, potatoes, canola, sugar beets, hemp, seed cleaning and other smaller value added food-processing industries, Taber is a land of opportunity for the food processing industry.
In terms of location and infrastructure, Taber has a great deal in place to support the robust requirements for water and wastewater in food processing. In addition, low costs for ingredients, packaging, direct and indirect labour, utilities, land, building and construction, and taxes make Taber the ideal place to establish or expand a food processing business.
There are a number of major processing businesses located in the Taber area, including:
- Lantic Inc (Roger's Sugar)
- PepsiCo Canada
- Gouw Quality Onions
- Masterfeeds Ltd.
- Lamb Weston
- Chin Ridge Seeds Processors
- McCain Foods
- Alberta Bean Pool Business Unit
- Rowland Farms/Rowland Seeds
Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas plays a vital role in Taber. First discovered in the area in 1937, oil & gas have long been a core resource and key economic driver in our Town. Today, there are many success stories and a growing number of oil & gas related businesses operating in the Taber area, including: