Spotlight on Calgary’s Edge on Investment
Alex Pourbaix / President & CEO - Cenovus Energy
Wilson Acton / Chief Commercial Officer - Verge
Dan Giurescu / President, CEO, & Founder - TerraHub (now Credivera)
Madison Savilow / Chief of Staff - Carbon Upcycling Technologies
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.
Watch or Read the Experts' Full Interviews
Calgary: Resources, Talent, and Innovation Alex Pourbaix President & CEO - Cenovus Energy “Calgary has the highest number of patents per capita.” Calgary: Driving Canadian Agtech Wilson Acton Chief Commercial Officer - Verge “Calgary has a growing technology scene that is world leading in artificial intelligence.” The Future of Calgary's Tech Scene Dan Giurescu President, CEO, & Founder - TerraHub (now Credivera) “The ecosystem in Calgary is thriving.” Canada's Cleantech Future Madison Savilow Chief of Staff - Carbon Upcycling Technologies “Innovation has spread through a multitude of sectors, making Calgary really attractive to investors.”
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