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Airdrie Business Survey

The Airdrie Business Survey aims to gain a better understanding of the economic landscape within Airdrie. Results from the survey are used to help guide programs and services for the business community.

The survey collects information on a number of topics related to the economy, business operating environment, and City of Airdrie business-related services.

2022 Airdrie Business Survey results

The 2022 Airdrie Business Survey results were presented to Airdrie City Council in June 2022 by Deloitte.

Business 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
    • 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