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Calgary Economic Development is in the business of facilitating prosperity.

We are conduits, connectors, catalysts and storytellers for an entrepreneurial and innovative city. We collaborate with stakeholders to advance economic growth and diversification to create opportunities for all Calgarians and to build a vibrant sustainable community.

As stewards of the long-term economic strategy for Calgary, our efforts are driven by enduring goals that enable sustainable prosperity. We connect people and companies with resources to help them prosper in new markets and feel at home doing business in our city.

Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to work with many organizations both from Calgary and around the world. Each year, we measure how our clients feel about the organization and we are very proud that the favourability score saw a nine-point jump from 74 per cent in 2016 to 83 per cent in 2017.

Board of Directors

  • Steve Allan

    Chair, Corporate Director
    
Community Volunteer
  • Leontine Atkins

    Partner
    KPMG
  • Shannon Bowen-Smed
    
President & CEO
    BOWEN
  • Lori Caltagirone

    President
    Sunesis Consulting Inc.
  • Jeff Davison

    Councillor
    Ward 6
  • Debra Deane

    Vice President, People
    Zedi
  • Trent Edwards

    Chief Operating Officer
    
Brookfield Residential
  • Judy Fairburn
    Business Leader
    Innovation & Community Builder
  • Jeff Fielding

    City Manager
    City of Calgary
  • Tom Hodson

    President & CEO
    Tiger Calcium Services
  • Hannes Kovac

    President & CEO
    OPUS Corporation
  • Brad Pierce
    
Partner
    Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Alice Reimer

    Associate Director
    CDL-Rockies
  • Dr. David Ross
    
President
    SAIT
  • Quincy Smith
    
Senior Counsel
    Dentons Canada
  • Kevin Zimmel
    
Regional Vice President

    Commercial Financial Services
    RBC Royal Bank