Okotoks, located 15 minutes south of Calgary, is a warm, inviting, vibrant and innovative town with an abundance of culture, history and progress. It is the perfect place to visit, live and do business.
Okotoks continues to experience strong residential, industrial and commercial development, with values over $96 million in 2013. The Town does not charge a business tax for a majority of businesses, allowing them to operate in an affordable environment while being located in a sustainable community. Non-residential tax rates are among the lowest in the Calgary-region, allowing Okotoks to be competitive option for businesses.
Okotoks is the regional hub of commercial activity for the Foothills south. Okotoks, with a population of over 27,300, is the centre of commercial activity. With the annexation process, Okotoks is expected to grow over the next decades to approximately 80,000 people. The trade area for tourism, industrial, selected retail and professional service businesses is extensive. It reaches to the southeast region, the MD of Foothills and communities south of Calgary as far as the southeastern region of BC. This translates and caters to a regional trade area of approximately 250,000 people.