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, collaboration and streamlining than ever before, we’re transforming our business to make it easier for your business to invest, grow and thrive.

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 2021

Calgary issued more than 6 times the national median - MBNA Canada Performance Report, 2021

1st for new residential units created per 100,000 in 2021

Calgary created over 60% more units per 100,000 population than the national median - MBNA Canada Performance Report, 2021

#11 cleanest city in the world

2022 Mercer Global Financial list of the world's cleanest cities

4th most livable city in the world

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2022

Lowest cost of living in Canada

2022 Mercer Cost of Living

1.3 million people

Calgary Economic Region (CER) Population Projection, 2022

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


Calgary Building Approval Timelines much improved indicates Home Builders Study

According to the 2022 Municipal Benchmark Study, Calgary has made improvements in two key areas related to the local development and building: Planning Features and Approvals.

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Winter City Design Competition winners announced

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Tomorrow’s Chinatown a step closer to guiding growth and cultural vibrancy in Calgary

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City of Calgary Targets Safety

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