Located in north central Alberta, north-east of Red Deer, Ferintosh has a large portion of its industry found in processing and the remainder in service. The population (115) has seen a decrease of 8% over the past few years. The labour force participation rate is 53% and the unemployment rate is 22%.
Ferintosh's economy is based on mixed farming, ranching and more recently oil and gas, services and retirement. The village is located 125 km South East of Edmonton. The population of 153 has been increasing slowly over the past five years. Ferintosh and hinterland communities have recognized the village's scenic amenity and a couple of Bed and Breakfast businesses have opened in recent years. The quite community encourages retirees a with a strong seniors centre.