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July 13, 2007 | General

Edmonton – Edmonton Airports President and CEO, Scott Clements announced today the opening of AirLINKS Business Park, one of Western Canada’s premiere business park developments.
Whether they are known as an “Airport City” “Aerotropolis” or “Aviation Park,” industrial and commercial centres located in close proximity to major airports are among the most successful business park developments in the world today. Located directly east of Edmonton International Airport, Canada’s second largest and fifth busiest airport, AirLINKS Business Park is Alberta’s newest prestige industrial and commercial centre, providing developers and businesses access to more than 1100 acres of potential development space.

KPMG Consulting recently rated Edmonton the best among 86 international cities for doing business in. In addition, the Conference Board of Canada has identified Edmonton as having the fastest growing economy in Canada. Edmonton Airports President and CEO Scott Clements states, “In this climate of economic growth, I am excited to announce the AirLINKS Business Park. AirLINKS Business Park will position businesses to connect to the world via Edmonton International Airport. In addition, the links to the Nisku Industrial Park, the Highway 2 NAFTA corridor and the Highway 19 regional ring road, and our own AirLINKS Cargo Park, with direct airside freight access to the world, make this business park an ideal location.”

Anchored by such industry leaders as FedEx and Westjet, AirLINKS Business Park will feature a concentration of businesses from several sectors. The park’s architecturally controlled development plan will include a number of sites with direct airside access and will be divided into several zones dedicated to specific land uses:

• Prestige: Tenants will include corporate offices and research and development companies. Architectural and landscape guidelines will be of a higher standard in this zone.
• Light industrial: Tenants will include businesses involved in such diverse activities as manufacturing, distribution, the service sector, warehousing and storage.
• Office: AirLINKS’ planned office campus will consist of a number of office buildings.
Retail: Potential tenants may include automobile service stations, convenience stores and other retail outlets.

Businesses located at the AirLINKS Business Park will also enjoy access to a healthy work environment including jogging trails and an 18 hole championship golf course – Red Tail Landing – that stretches for nearly two miles along the west side of Highway 2. Edmonton Airports will continue to seek private sector developers for this premiere business park. No Airport Improvement Fees (AIF) are invested in this land development initiative.

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization mandated to manage the region’s airport assets on behalf of and in the best interest of the Capital Region.

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