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Airdrie business licence statistics

Entrepreneurial spirit is evident in Airdrie. The number of businesses in Airdrie keeps growing and includes a flourishing home-based business sector.

2023 Airdrie business licences by category

CategoryNumber of businesses licencesPercentage of all businessesPercentage of all Airdrie-based businesses
Commercial or industrial business 1,190 25.45% 37.68%
Home-based business 1,968 42.09% 62.32%
Non-resident (out-of-town) business 1,518 32.46% N/A
Total 4,676    

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing as of Dec. 31, 2023.

Business licence growth

The pictured graph below shows the number of business licences in Airdrie with an average growth rate of 15% in that time. The largest growth was in home-based businesses.

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing

2023 Airdrie-based business licences by industry

The pictured graph shows that the greatest number of business licences fit into the other services category with 573 licences, with 482 in construction, 455 in retail trade, 363 in professional, scientific and technical services, 261 in healthcare, 239 in accommodation and food services, 233 in admin and support, waste management and reclamation, 141 in manufacturing and just over 400 in all other catagories

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licensing