Thursday, December 10, 2009

Alberta still best place to invest in Canada

In the Olympics of investing Alberta is still the gold medalist. The province got a score of 8.5 out of 10 in The Provincial Investment Climate Index.

This index has seven main components: corporate income tax, fiscal prudence, personal income tax, transportation infrastructure, corporate capital tax, labour market regulation, and burden of regulation.
"Alberta came in first place on most indicators including corporate income taxes, corporate capital taxes, personal income taxes, fiscal prudence, and labour-market regulation. However, Alberta ranked seventh on transportation infrastructure, which assesses highways, urban transit, air, rail, and marine service."

The article states that Alberta is losing ground to other provinces. Saskatchewan comes in at 6.6 and British Columbia at 6. Those two provinces saw a year over year increase of 0.7 and 0.2 certainly they are improving but still no where near Alberta's stellar 8.5 performance.

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