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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

  • Shannon Bowen-Smed
President & CEO
  • Lori Caltagirone

    Sunesis Consulting Inc.
  • Jeff Davison

    Ward 6
  • Debra Deane

    Vice President, People
  • 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
    Borden, Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Alice Reimer

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

    Commercial Financial Services
    RBC Royal Bank