Professional, scientific & technical services

With a growing population and a thriving business environment, professional service firms are looking to Airdrie to start-up or expand their operations.

Airdrie's talented labour force, ease of access to downtown Calgary head offices, superior quality of life, and supportive business environment are all reasons why these firms are flocking to our city.

The City of Airdrie and the Calgary Region have seen a significant increase in the number of professional service firms due to Calgary's emergence as Western Canada's business centre. At last count, professional services contributed to the employment of more than 71,500 people, and injected $3.1 billion into the Region's total GDP.

Alberta's thriving energy-related development plus municipal and provincial infrastructure projects and private sector expansion continue to drive demand for professionals with expertise in:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology & Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Health Care
  • Government Services
  • Accounting

Why professional service businesses should choose Airdrie

  • Real estate availability: Airdrie offers a range of options for businesses from running a home-based business to established buildings for lease to units for purchase in our new business parks.
  • Cost competitiveness: No business tax, low property taxes and the advantages of Alberta's low provincial taxes.
  • Connections: Whether you need to be connected to the world, connected to Calgary or connected to the local community, Airdrie is the place.
    • Calgary International Airport 15 minutes away with direct flights to 60 destinations around the world
    • Telecommunications infrastructure that allows you to work anywhere in the world, from Airdrie
    • Less than a half-hour drive to Calgary's downtown head offices; two and a half hours to Edmonton, Alberta's capital city.
  • Business support: With a thriving local Chamber and other resource organizations at your fingertips, Airdrie offers a supportive and welcoming business environment.
  • Educated and talented labour force: More than 1,100 people employed locally in engineering, architecture and other professional services.

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