Hardisty, being a town situated in a rural natural setting, has a variety of advantages for businesses contemplating operating in the area. The natural resources of unlimited water sources, natural gas and fertile farmland are all assets to the town. The community has plenty of room for expansion of new businesses and industry. The town is of strategic importance to the oil and gas industry. Hardisty will soon be the meeting point of four major pipelines, making it the logical place to locate an upgrade or refinery for bitumen and heavy oil producers.