The Economic Development department has completed a Business Satisfaction Survey in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018. The survey aims to gain a better understanding of economy landscape within our community.
The survey collects data on a number of topics related to the economy, business operating environment, and City of Airdrie business-related services. The results are used to help shape programs and services for the business community.
In 2022, the survey has been rebranded to the Airdrie Business Survey.
Results of the survey were presented to City Council in June 2022.
- 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, and 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
- 2022 Airdrie Business Survey Presentation (pdf)
- 2018 Business Satisfaction Survey Highlights (pdf)
- 2018 Business Satisfaction Survey Presentation (pdf)
- 2018 News Release (pdf)
- 2015 Business Satisfaction Survey Highlights (pdf)
- 2015 News Release (pdf)
- 2015 Survey Results Presentation (pdf)
- 2013 Business Satisfaction Survey Highlights (pdf)
- 2013 Survey Results Presentation (pdf)
- 2013 News Release (pdf)
- 2011 Survey Key Findings Presentation (pdf)