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Research & Strategy, Published: March 3, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:58pm
Head offices are highly desirable business for any city in that they provide the base of corporate decision-making. This generates a significant benefit in terms of the employment profile as well as the economic benefits that accrue to businesses beyond just the head office. Calgary Economic Development would love to show you why Calgary has the highest head office concentration per capita in Canada.
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 3:13pm
Get the most up-to-date economic information, including GDP, unemployment and housing starts.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:11am
Worldwide, millions of engineers, makers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs and innovators are fueling what has been called the next “Industrial Revolution.” Makerspaces are collective organizations designed to increase access to physical tools within a collaborative community. They combine affordable fees with a welcoming environment to learn and create. The makerspace movement is a relatively recent phenomenon, but it is already having an economic impact on municipalities around the world. In Calgary, small-scale makerspaces are beginning to emerge.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
The primary purpose of this study was to determine what people’s current perceptions of Calgary are from an economic development and reputational perspective.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:45pm
Canada’s financial system has often been cited as one of the best of the
world, and this prominence has been driven in large part by four internationally
recognized financial centres spread across the country—Calgary, Montréal,
Toronto, and Vancouver. Although they differ in size and core strengths, in
terms of GDP, employment, and number of firms, these four centres account
for an outsized share of the financial services activity undertaken in Canada
in aggregate. The purpose of this report is to better understand the specific
role that each of the four centres plays in this dynamic. We assess their impact
by analyzing their relative footprints across many different activities, broadly
grouped into banking, insurance, securities and asset management, and related
activities like professional services and information technology.
Report prepared by The Conference Board of Canada
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:26am
Calgary Economic Development's research team updates this report monthly as new data becomes available on Calgary's economy, labour market, demographics, businesses, and industries etc. The report also compares Calgary to Canada's other major Canadian cities -- Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Last updated: April 18, 2017 with April 2017 Edition
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:53pm