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.
Tracy came to Hinton for investment opportunities and has become very involved in the community. Tracy is passionate about Hinton and building a better environment for business in Hinton. She has volunteered for several committees and non-profit groups in Hinton and enjoys the family atmosphere in each.
Natalie is a long time citizen of Hinton. Growing up in Hinton and operating her own business for nearly a decade and a half gives Natalie a great perspective on the community. She is a wealth of information and is happy to help out in any way that she can.
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.