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Build and invest in Calgary

Build and invest in Calgary

With a world-class skyline above and a high-speed fiber-optic network beneath, Calgary is ready for the future. And so are we. With more innovation, more collaboration and more streamlining we’re transforming our business to make it easier for your business to invest, grow and expand.

Contact information

Stuart Dalgleish
General Manager, Planning & Development
The City of Calgary
800 MacLeod Trail SE
Telephone: (403) 268-2601
Email: Stuart.Dalgleish@calgary.ca

Why Calgary?

Highest number of building permits issued in 2020

Calgary issued more than 6 times the national median - MBNA Canada Performance Report, 2020

3rd for new residential units created per 100,000 in 2020

Calgary created over 70% more units per 100,000 population than the national median - MBNA Canada Performance Report, 2020

#1 cleanest city in the world

2014 Mercer Global Financial list of the world's cleanest cities

5th most livable city in the world

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2019

2nd lowest cost of living in Canada

9th lowest of North America - Mercer Cost of Living, 2019

6 million people

Calgary Economic Region (CER) Population Projection, 2021

1 in 8 of Canada's 800 largest corporate headquarters are in Calgary

2021, Calgary Head Office Fact Sheet, Calgary Economic Development

Calgary has over 550km of fibre network across the city

5G and Connectivity Repot, Calgary Economic Development

You need. This city delivers.


Feature article


The City reports increased building permit and construction growth in 2021

In response to the pandemic, we have supported Calgary’s construction industry by waiving fees, launching virtual inspections, and transforming our intake process.

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Calgary's Downtown vision continues to be realized with new Director at the helm

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