Population: 22,512

Cochrane community profile


The Town of Cochrane is rich in western heritage, and its residents are highly educated, affluent and family-focused. Now home to more than 17,580 residents, Cochrane has experienced a 28 per cent population growth the past five years. The Town continues to grow its business and residential base with a commitment to sustainability and a proactive regional focus. Priorities include recreation and culture, community connectivity and economic development.

But that’s half the story of a ‘contemporary west’ in Cochrane: a thriving, diverse, modern urban community with a dynamic economy that will witness growth of retail, knowledge/technology enterprise, professional services, green building products, home-based business, and tourism based on its demographic, location and quality of life features. Blending the tradition of its past with present and future economic prosperity, Cochrane is “How the West is Now.”

Local employment base
Construction, education, professional/business services, retail, home-based business.

Target growth sectors
Knowledge/technology enterprise, health & wellness, professional services, green building products, home-based business, tourism, education.

For more information:

Town of Cochrane
101 Ranchhouse Road
Mike Korman, Manager, Economic Development
t: 403.851.2500
f: 403.932.6032