The energy industry is a key driver of Calgary and Alberta's economy. It combines conventional oil and gas with renewable energy, and local innovation is increasing the efficiency and environmental sustainability of everything from natural gas to wind power.
Calgary's financial services sector supports industry, provides commercial/personal banking services and houses two stock exchanges & the provincial securities regulator.
The Calgary Region is the fourth largest filming jurisdiction in Canada and has a thriving creative industries community including music, theatre, digital media and e-publishing.
Calgary is Western Canada's transportation hub, connected by rail, road and air networks, and is a distribution centre for major companies including Walmart, Target and Costco.