Cochrane is ideally situated at the junction of Highways 22 and 1A, and 20 minutes from the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1). Cochrane is 25 minutes from downtown Calgary and 45 minutes from Calgary International Airport. Cochrane combines modern physical and technological infrastructure, small town ambiance and an incredible natural setting to create an unparalleled business and life experience.
People, Property & Purchasing Power
Cochrane is an affluent, educated community with over 20,000 local consumers. The trading area within 50 square kms exceeds 1 million consumers. Cochrane’s commercial, industrial and residential property prices are among the most affordable in the Calgary region.
The diverse business community already includes industry leading technology firms, brand name national retail franchises, natural resource manufacturers and processors, a host of business services providers and numerous successful independent product and service firms capitalizing on the local and regional marketplace.
History of Business in Cochrane
With over a century of history, Cochrane has always been a desirable location to put down roots. Although much has changed since the days of the original CP Rail Station, stone quarry, and brick plants, the entrepreneurial spirit and handshake hospitality of Cochrane remains true to its western heritage.
Business in Cochrane Today
With a focus on sustainability, Cochrane welcomes light industry and commercial businesses whose operations support high environmental standards. Innovative and low impact development and operations as well as best practices are encouraged.
Cochrane is seeing significant growth in the professional, scientific and technical; construction, retail trade and management sectors. The economy is also supported by forestry, manufacturing, wholesale trade, natural gas, health care, arts and entertainment, and the tourism and hospitality industry.
As the town continues to work towards environmental sustainability it is also committed to the development of social well being, economic growth, governance, the built environment and cultural development, providing new potential for proactive and responsible business citizens to seek innovation.