Business growth & environment

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


2019 Airdrie business licenses by category

Category Number of businesses licenses Percentage of all businesses Percentage of all Airdrie-based businesses
Commercial or industrial business 1,045 25.76% 39.64%
Home-based business 1,591 39.23% 60.36%
Non-resident (out-of-town) business 1,420 35.01% N/A
Total 4,056  


Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing


Business license growth

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing


Business type

Airdrie offers a diversity of businesses.

  • The most active industry is construction, reflective of the increasing residential and non-residential construction in the city.
  • Airdrie has a thriving home-based business sector. One-third of our businesses are established in the home.
  • Airdrie is seeing a rise in the retail trade and professional, scientific and technical sectors. Manufacturing and transportation and warehousing firms continue to help diversify Airdrie's economy.

For a complete listing of registered Airdrie-based businesses, see our Business Directory.


2019 Airdrie-based business licenses by industry

Source: City of Airdrie Business Licensing


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