The planning process ensures quality development, which in turn:
- Protects your investment
- Maintains peace among neighbors
- Fosters community pride
- Provides land use certainty
- Guides standards of construction
Taber Fee Bylaw (see schedule B for Planning Fees)
The major economic base of Taber is food processing, oil and gas well servicing and agricultural services. The Town also boasts a strong retail sector as it acts as a service center for the surrounding rural areas.
The Town of Taber lies in the center of a rich irrigated diversified farmland belt, high in heat units and frost free days, with transportation links to major markets. Taber is located only 60 miles (98 km) north of the United States border and is situated 32 miles (50 km) east of Lethbridge and 169 miles (272 km) southeast of Calgary.
Evidence of economic growth can be found in Taber’s value added processing industries. Taber and district is home to a number of companies such as:
- Lantic (Roger’s Sugar)
- Lucerne Foods
- Alberta Pool Bean Business Unit
- Frito-Lay Canada
- Lamb Weston
- Gouw Quality Onions
- Chin Ridge Seed Processors
People are looking to Taber not only as a retirement destination with great community facilities and shopping but also for the jobs available right now. This is an attractive community to all ages because there is a strong sense of community, great school systems, and a safe community. The Town of Taber not only has a tremendous indoor swimming facility (Aquafun Centre) but also boasts a challenging 18 hole golf course along with many other sports facilities. Other community facilities include a hospital, a curling club, a skateboard park, a Seniors’ Centre, ped/bike trails, and many neighborhood parks. From a retirement perspective the mild weather, proximity to the mountains and affordable property ownership are all benefits of living in Taber.
The Town of Taber has a number of choice industrial and commercial parcels available including fully serviced industrial lots in the Eureka Industrial Park near Hwy #36.
Regional Economic Development Strategy
In 2019 the Town of Taber in partnership with the Municipal District of Taber and the Town of Vauxhall created a brand new regional economic development strategy. The purpose of the Strategy "Growing Our Economic Future" - is to set a roadmap for attaining a collective vision of growing economic prosperity, backed by a thoroughly researched and consultation-informed action plan framework. The Strategy applies to the Town of Taber, Municipal District of Taber, and Town of Vauxhall, as well as communities across the region that stand to benefit from its strategic objectives.