Elaborate irrigation infrastructure and long sunlight hours have promoted agriculture as a dominant force in the regional economy: market gardens, greenhouses, livestock operations (dairy, cattle, swine, poultry, and exotics), dry land and irrigated farmland (on which a wide variety of cultivated crops are grown) and ranching.
Industries: oil and gas development, agricultural processing, timber harvesting, hydroelectricity, mining, service industry, recreation and tourism.
Southern Region District Offices
Southern Region - Calgary District
Southern Region - Lethbridge District