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Business and Economy

Local Business Services and Information Business and economy

Running your own business is challenging, even at the best of times. We’re here to make it easier for you. Here’s the information you need to enable your business success.

COVID-19 business support

Find out what you need to know about supports and safety measures for businesses to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact us

Call 311
403-268-CITY (2489) from outside Calgary​

Business licensing and permits
Live chat at
Call 403-268-5311

Property assessment
Call 403-268-2888

Business Improvement Areas (BIA)
BIA contacts

Business Perspectives - business research panel

How we're taking care of business

We're improving our business environment to make sure our local businesses can thrive and grow, and new businesses can get started as fast as possible.

Local businesses find safety innovations during COVID-19

Celebrating the resilience of female entrepreneurs

How three Calgary hairstylists are opening a new business during COVID-19

Business news

The next steps for Benefit Driven Procurement at The City

The City is moving forward on the next phase of the Benefit Driven Procurement (BDP) project. “BDP sometimes called social procurement creates added and intentional local, economic and community benefits when The City uses taxpayer dollars to purchase goods and services,” says Sarah Aspinall, Director Supply Management.

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Social media

As part of The City's efforts to support business, we have formed a Facebook group open to the public and for businesses.

This group lets The City and our partners share accurate information quickly and create community connections and support.

Join and invite others to our Business Sector Support Facebook Group for information, tips and advice.

Projects of interest

We do regular research with businesses to better understand the outlook and viewpoint of the business community. If you are a business owner, leader or manager, join our online business research panel, Business Perspectives.


We're working with our civic partners to support Calgary businesses.

Business Improvement Areas

We work with Business Improvement Areas to support over 6,000 businesses. They help create some of Calgary's best known and most loved neighbourhoods with a variety of local businesses.