Calgary Business Rankings

Calgary has a great story to tell. National and international research institutions and media channels continue to rank Calgary high in business and in life.

2014

#2 – Scorecard on Prosperity 2014: Overall Ranking (out of 24 global cities)

#4 with a Grade A – Scorecard on Prosperity 2014: Labour Attractiveness Ranking (out of 24 global cities)

#5 with a Grade A – Scorecard on Prosperity 2014: Overall Economy Ranking (out of 24 global cities)

Toronto Region Board of Trade, Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity, 2014

 

2013

#2 - Scorecard on Prosperity 2013: Overall Ranking (out of 24 global cities)

#1 with a Grade A – Scorecard on Prosperity 2013: Human Capital Lens (out of 24 global cities)

#5 with a Grade C – Scorecard on Prosperity 2013: Economic Update for North America (out of 24 global cities)

#6 with a Grade B – Scorecard on Prosperity 2013: Labour Attractiveness (out of 24 global cities)

#8 with a Grade B – Scorecard on Prosperity 2013: Focus on Economy (out of 24 global cities)

Toronto Region Board of Trade, Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity, 2013

 

2014

#3 - Resilience: Overall World City Ranking (related to long-term real estate investment) (out of 50 global top cities)

Grosvenor Ltd. Resilient Cities: a Grosveor Research Report, 2014

2013/2014

#2 - Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 – Overall Ranking (out of 52 large North American cities)

#2 - Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 - Business Friendliness (out of 52 large North American cities)

#3 - Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 - Economic Potential (out of 52 large North American cities)

#4 - Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 - FDI Strategy (out of 127 North American cities)

#10 - Top 10 Large North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 - Infrastructure (out of 52 large North American cities)

#10 - Top 10 Overall North American Cities of the Future 2013/14 (out of 422 North American cities)

FDI Magazine/fDi Intelligence.com. American Cities of the Future 2013/14, April/May 2013

2014

#26 - Global Financial Centres Index 16 (out of 83 global financial centres)

Z/Yen Group, September 2014

#22 - Global Financial Centres Index 15 (out of 83 global financial centres)

Z/Yen Group, March 2014

 

2013

#21 - Global Financial Centres Index 14 (against 80 global financial centres)

Z/Yen Group, September 2013

#17 - Global Financial Centres Index 13 (out of 79 global financial centres)

Z/Yen Group, March 2013

2013

#10 - North American Sustainable Cities Scorecard 2013 (out of 20 large North American cities)

Corporate Knights Magazine, May 2013

 

2011

Tied for #3 – The 2011 Most Sustainable Cities in Canada (out of 5 large Canadian cities)

Corporate Knights Magazine, February 2011

2013

#1 - Global Annual Property Index 2012 (out of 60 global cities)

IPD - Investment Property Databank, April 2013

 

2012

#1 - Overall Best Place to Live

IPD - Investment Property Databank, April 2012

2014

#1 - Canadian Annual Property Index 2013 (commercial property performance report)(out of 7 Canadian CMAs)

IPD - Investment Property Databank, February 2014

2013

Included in 25 Best Communities for Business in Alberta 2013 (communities not ranked)

Alberta Venture, November 2013

2012

Included in 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada 2012 (communities not ranked)

Alberta Venture, June 2012

 

2011

Included in 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada 2011 (communities not ranked)

Alberta Venture, June 2011

2014

Calgary pheriphery (which excludes the city) #2 Overall - Entrepreneurial Cities, 2014 (out of 121 Canadian cities/areas)

City of Calgary #29 Overall - Entrepreneurial Cities, 2014 (out of 121 Canadian cities areas)

Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Entrepreneurial Cities, October 2014

 

2013

Greater Calgary (which excludes the city) #1 - Canada's top Entrepreneurial Cities, 2013 (out of 107 Canadian cities/areas)

City of Calgary #48 - Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities, 2013 (out of 107 Canadian cities areas)

Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Communities in Boom: Canada’s Top Entrepreneurial Cities, October 2013

 

2014

#125 – Cost of Living City Rankings (Most expensive cities for expatriates) (out of 211 global cities)

Mercer, 2014

2013

#97 – Cost of Living City Rankings (Most expensive cities for expatriates) (out of 214 global cities)

Mercer, 2013

 

2015

#2 - Canada’s top cities to buy real estate in (out of 35 Canadian cities)

MoneySense Magazine, April 2015

2013

#2 - Top 12 Alberta Cities in Which to Invest (residential real estate) (out of 12 Alberta cities)

Real Estate Investment Network, October 2013

2012

#1 – Top 10 Alberta Cities in Which to Invest (residential real estate) (out of 10 Alberta cities)

Real Estate Investment Network, November 2012

2012

#1 - Top 10 Canadian Cities in which to Invest 2012 (out of 10 Canadian cities)

Real Estate Investment Network, November 2012

2013

#9 - Global Cities Project (ranking global cities' performance in the creative economy) (out of 61 global cities)

Martin Prosperity Institute, 2013

 

2013

#2 – Best City for Oil and Gas Professionals (out of 10 international oil and gas cities)

Rigzone, May 6, 2013

2013

#1 - Top Canadian Destination Cities 2012 (out of 25 Canadian cities)

U-Haul, April 2013

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