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Cost Comparison for Key Sectors

Overall, Edmonton offers various sectors a very cost-competitive environment to expand or locate to.

The KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2014 rating found between 1 – 15% differential to a U.S. baseline with an average advantage of 6.5%. Key sectors were:

Sector Advantage
Manufacturing averaged over 12 types of operations 2.7%
Specialty chemicals 3.4%
Medical devices 4.6%
Precision manufacturing 1.8%
Metal machining 1.4%
Professional services  17%
Research and development averaged over 3 types of operations 16.1%

For More Information

Ken Mamczasz, P.Eng.

Economic Investment and Development
Regional and Economic Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Title Director, Economic Investment & Development



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