Canada's most business-friendly city

Business environment includes both the ease of conducting business, as well as the level of business activities in Calgary. As the world becomes more connected and complex, so do business activities. From startups to mature enterprises, Calgary aims to create a more business-friendly environment in order to attract and retain companies.

Access to talent, a culture of innovation and a great quality of life will complement our business-friendly environment by making Calgary, simply, an extraordinary place to be.

Focused initiatives to support business growth and maintain strong lines of communication will allow for unparalleled success. By creating a competitive, but supportive business environment, we all flourish together with Calgary’s economy.

Digital transformation in business environment

​​In an increasingly digital economy, with technology driving advances across all industries, Calgary is a city with endless potential.

  • 1st in Calgary

    Calgary is the 1st Canadian municipality to create one-window access to permitting

  • Over 30 coworking spaces

    Calgary has more than 30 co-working spaces, the 2nd fastest growth in Canada

  • 1st and only

    Calgary is the first Canadian municipality allowing small business customers to start a new business completely online


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