The Melfort and region business community is diversified and growing. The region has long been sustained by some of the best farmland in western Canada and from these roots has grown a manufacturing cluster the envy of the province. Melfort is ideally situated in the centre of this cluster with over 1,000 employees in manufacturing or processing within 60 kilometres of the city. The city is strategically located on the intersection of Highways 3, 6 & 41 and serves as the major retail and service centre of northeastern Saskatchewan. Mining may become a very important part of our future with Rio Tinto and Star Diamond Corporation's diamond exploration project at Fort à la Corne. This is one of the largest mining exploration projects in the world and Melfort is strategically located to capitalize on spin-off opportunities, as well as being an ideal location for employees to live in. Doing business is Melfort is rewarding, with employees that symbolize the Saskatchewan work ethic combined with lifestyle and amenities the envy all over the province.