Airdrie's business advantage

10 reasons why Airdrie is the smart choice for your business:


1. Location, location, location

Businesses know location is everything. Airdrie is well-positioned in one of North America's strongest economic regions.

  • On the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor (QEII) and CANAMEX Highway, and minutes from the Trans-Canada Highway
  • 15 minutes to Calgary International Airport and 30 minutes to downtown Calgary
  • Airdrie is within 24-hour delivery time to a market of 50 million people in Canada and the US Pacific Northwest
  • One hour to the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains

Find out more about Airdrie's transportation routes and infrastructure.


2. Major tax advantage

The City of Airdrie does not charge a business tax, resulting in a direct savings for your business' bottom line. This, coupled with Alberta's favourable tax environment, makes our city an affordable option.

Learn more about taxes and use the Tax Estimator Tool.


3. Available land supply

We've got it. Our new business parks are fully-serviced and ready for development, with several properties offering QEII highway exposure. Plus, Airdrie recently expanded its city limits to include an additional 12,640 acres.

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4. Growing & young population

Airdrie is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada with a current population of over 70,000. Over the past five years, we've experienced 5.2 per cent average annual growth. Airdrie is a young city with 33 per cent of residents between the ages 25-44, and almost 73 per cent under age 50.

Find out more about Airdrie's population growth & demographics.


5. People & talent

With our youthful population, Airdrie is well-positioned to attract and maintain its labour force and resident community. Plus, with a number of residents commuting outside Airdrie, there's a highly-skilled labour force waiting to work closer to home.

Find out more about Airdrie's labour market.


6. Growth in key industries

Airdrie has sets its sights on four target sectors, and each are seeing solid growth. National and multi-national companies like Costco (Transportation & Logistics) and Alberta Injection Molding (Manufacturing) are choosing Airdrie as a western Canada base.

Find out more about Airdrie's key industries.


7. Business opportunities abound

Alberta is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and Airdrie is no exception. Almost two-thirds of our businesses are classified as self-employed, and a further almost 1,500 residents run home-based businesses.

Plus, in our recent Business Satisfaction Survey, 86 per cent of businesses said Airdrie is a good place to do business.

Find out more about Airdrie's business growth.


8. Thriving regional hub

With a regional market of almost 1.5 million people and a local trade area of 68,000, Airdrie is an important hub for commercial and service operations, and is closely tied to the Calgary Region marketplace. Walmart, The Home Depot, London Drugs, Canadian Tire, Michaels, and the Real Canadian Superstore are just a sample of key retailers in Airdrie. In addition, more than 90,000 vehicles daily pass by Airdrie on the QEII highway.

Find out more about Airdrie's trading area or learn more about the Calgary Region.


9. Superior quality of life

In the last citizen survey, 94 per cent of residents said Airdrie offers a high quality of life. With nearby mountain vistas, safe and friendly neighbourhoods, and quick access to Calgary's world-class amenities, what's not to love?


10. Strong municipal leadership

The City of Airdrie is proactively planning and building our city to ensure the success and sustainability of our community during continued population growth and business sector expansion. We're investing millions in infrastructure and amenities to support growth.

We're building our future now!


Airdrie's Economic Profile

We love showcasing our community! We invite you to discover what Airdrie has to offer via our 2021 Economic Profile.


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