business and industry community in Brazeau County is young and continually growing. The principle industry in the region is oil and gas production followed by strong and growing forestry and agriculture sectors. The tourist and recreation sectors also have a great deal of potential.
One of the particular strengths of the region is the people. The County has highly trained technical support people for the oil patch and forestry sectors. A good range of land and lots are available including industrial, commercial and residential lots in the three municipal jurisdictions and agricultural holdings in the areas surrounding the Village of Breton and the Town of Drayton Valley.
Major business products and/or services include: Weyerhauser Canada Ltd. (lumber), Centennial Lumber, Tall Pine Timber (lumber), Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (oil and gas), Petro Canada Resources (oil and gas), Imperial Oil Resources (oil and gas), Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. (oil and gas), and several agricultural businesses. There are several financial institutions and six major banks have offices in Brazeau County.