Calgary Economic Development is a conduit, connector, catalyst and storyteller. We collaborate to advance opportunities for smart growth to achieve individual, business, and community potential for the Calgary Region.
As economic developers, we work on a variety of initiatives throughout the year. While many of these initiatives have immediate activities and outcomes, the actual impact on a business or the community is often seen years after initial engagement or interest in Calgary.
Calgary Economic Development’s job is to connect people with resources that can help them grow their careers or businesses, thrive in new locations or markets, and feel at home in our community.
We helped 23 organizations with their decision to relocate, stay, expand, or invest further in Calgary.
These companies created 2,379 jobs and will occupy 2.7 million square feet.
5 major film projects and over $160 million in film, television and commercial projects.
2 outbound missions to Asia and Europe with stops in Japan, Taiwan, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
2nd Annual Stampede Investment Forum welcomed 40 highly targeted investment professionals representing 26 companies from 13 countries.
16 national and international delegations from Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Netherlands.
The Calgary. Be Part of the Energy. campaign had 42 million impressions, and generated 45 national and regional media stories.
Took the Mayor on two speaking tours that included 13 events in 5 cities where he shared Calgary’s story with over 4,000 people.
300,000 copies of Life in Calgary magazine were distributed across Canada and Ireland.
LifeinCalgary.ca website launched
Host trade media from the Transportation and Logistics sector generated over $800,000 in coverage.
Hosted 7 location scouts and producers. HBO Mini Series Lewis & Clark is set to start filming in 2015.
We conducted perceptions research to understand if our marketing is working and Canadian attitudes about Calgary are shifting.
The Global Business Centre hosted 101 business networking and educational events.
8 Signature events reaching over 7,300 people including Report to the Community, Economic Outlook, Soul of the City Speaker Series and First Flip.
Soul of the City Speaker Series looks at placemaking to continue the discussion about what makes Calgary a great place to live.
Held the inaugural Neighbour Grant with The Calgary Foundation where five community improvement projects received $5,000 each.
Many of our Action Calgary and industry partners participate on our eight advisory committees. These community leaders discuss issues, create solutions, and promote Calgary’s purposeful diversification and sustainable growth.
On behalf of the Board and staff at Calgary Economic Development, we would like to thank our Action Calgary partners for their visionary leadership, support and participation in making Calgary’s energy felt across the country and around the world.