Committed Business Owners
In the past three years, the Chamber has been dominated by business owners focused on making Hinton a business-friendly community. This Board understands how challenging it is to run a business and has maintained a consultative relationship with the Town of Hinton. This has allowed our business community a voice in municipal decision-making as we have successfully implemented an Offsite Levy Bylaw to really clarify development risk and have had input on the new Land-Use Bylaw to ensure a forward-looking law.
Relocating from his home town on Vancouver Island in 2008, Jason has called Hinton home for the past ten years. The small town feel with big city heart makes Hitnon an ideal place to raise a family while pursuing the dream of business ownership. Jason and his wife Lisa bought Apex Autobody December 2014 and have had great success due to the over whelming support of the community and surrounding municipality's.
"I want to give back as much as I can. Having a business, model staff and customer base with the same sense of community makes Hinton a great place to do business.
Natalie is born and raised in Hinton. Spending her life in Hinton helps Nat understand the issues quickly. Anyone who has worked with Natalie knows how committed she and how concerned she is to serving the Hinton business community.
Like Natalie, Cindy is a long time Hintonite. If you call the Chamber it is likely that you will speak with Cindy. If she can't help you right away, she will make sure that you taken care of.
If you’re looking for a welcoming community and a strong and growing economy, you have come to the right place. Hinton is ready for new and relocating businesses, for new residents, and for new investments. Unlike some other communities in this area, Hinton already has a strong multi-industry economic base. This economic stability means that we are able to offer unparalleled opportunities and supports to both businesses and residents. We are eager to aid your success as it continues to strengthen our community, offering more for our citizens.Hinton's Future Plans
Hinton is the smallest community in Alberta to have 100% of its properties having access to fibre-optic internet services.
West Fraser is researching lignin extraction and potential value added from this significant resource.
The 2011 Census shows Hinton's median income well above the Alberta and the Canadian average.
The local economy supports coal, energy extraction, dimensional lumber, paper, construction, tourism and a medical hub.
Hinton has one of the lowest tax rates in the Yellowhead.