Contrary to the ingrained perception of Calgary as Canada’s oil and gas epicentre, the city offers a number of growth opportunities for foreign investors in sectors ranging from tech to agriculture.
Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit, resilience and ability to adopt advanced technologies have created a diversified economy that drives a city ripe with recreational activities, a high quality of life and abundant business resources. In this Spotlight, four experts from Calgary’s energy and innovation ecosystem define the conditions that make Calgary an attractive investment destination.
- Calgary has the highest density of head offices per square block and the highest concentration of high tech workers in all Canadian cities.
- Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit is pioneering advancements in carbon sequestration and the city aims to be Canada’s cleantech capital.
- Calgary is seeing rapid growth in tech companies and jobs and is well-positioned to adopt advanced technologies.
- Foreign investments in agriculture have contributed to the creation of a thriving agri-business cluster in Calgary.