Consort is a traditional rural community long dependent on serving the needs of its local farming and ranching community. Naturally, oil and gas exploration plus the subsequent service industries have fueled local economic development growth for the past quarter century. Due to the current economic climate and the community’s long-standing dependence on primary industry, the Village of Consort recognizes the need to diversify its economic base and potentially reinvent Consort as a vibrant service stop!
The Village of Consort recently supported economic development efforts to grow local manufacturing and explore tourism development. With both a new commercial and residential sub-division to market, and the construction of a new 50 room hotel in the winter of 2014, the Village will continue to support, facilitate and transition growth in the area.
A member of the Palliser Economic Partnership (PEP), one of the twelve regional alliances under the auspices of Alberta Finance and Enterprise; the Village of Consort desires to be recognized internationally for its positive economic climate that encourages new business, facilitates growth of existing businesses, promotes tourism and showcases the Village of Consort and Special Area # 4 in the global marketplace.
Economic Base – The primary economic base of Consort and area, is farming, ranching, and petroleum recovery. Cattle, wheat, oats, canola and barley are the main agricultural commodities raised locally.
The local business community offers a wide variety of products and services for the residents and traveling public.