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.


2017 Airdrie business licenses by category

Category Number of businesses licences Percentage of all businesses Percentage of all Airdrie-based businesses
Commercial or industrial business 916 23.23% 37.60%
Home-based business 1,520 38.54% 62.40%
Non-resident (out-of-town) business 1,508 38.23% N/A
Total 3,944  


Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing


Business licence 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.


2017 Airdrie-based businesses by sector


Source: City of Airdrie Business Licencing


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