Those directly employed in the heavy oil industry require services for their businesses, but they also require services in their personal lives.
So, whether it's supplying oilfield equipment or coffee and doughnuts or teaching students at a local school, chances are that a goodly number of your customers are there because of heavy oil.
Lloydminster Labour Force - 12,536
Heavy Oil Industry Employed - full time - 2,633
Heavy Oil Industry Employed - part time - 1,277
Heavy OIl Industry Wages, Salaries and Benefits - $74,469,182
Total Lloydminster Wages, Salaries and Benefits - $253,177,715
From this we see that the Heavy Oil Industry accounts for approximately 29.4% of the total local economic activity