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Airdrie business survey

Airdrie Economic Development completed a Business Satisfaction Survey in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018. The survey aimed to gain a better understanding of the economic landscape within our community.

Collecting data on a number of topics related to the economy, business operating environment, and City of Airdrie business-related services, survey results are used to help shape programs and services for the business community. 

In 2022, the survey was rebranded to the Airdrie Business Survey.

2022 survey

Survey results were presented to Airdrie City Council in June 2022. Find a link to the full report and highlights from the results below.

2022 survey results presentation (pdf) prepared by Deloitte.

Survey highlights:

  • 92 per cent satisfaction of owning and operating a business in Airdrie
  • 80 per cent feel confident in their business´ level of resiliency to operate and survive through any short-term crises or economic downturns that may arise over the next 2-5 years
  • 89 per cent satisfaction of working with the City of Airdrie for matters that pertain to their business
  • Top priorities for Airdrie businesses include: cost and availability of office/commercial/industrial space and land, access to health care services, and availability of skilled labour
  • Businesses are cautiously optimistic for the future:
    • 62 per cent expect their revenues to increase and 25 per cent expect their revenues to remain the same in the next 12 months
    • 31 per cent expect to hire and 64 per cent expect to maintain staffing levels over the next 12 months
    • 48 per cent of home-based businesses are interested in moving to a storefront location