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Affordability challenges more acute; talent remains concern for business

While 65.1 per cent of businesses are optimistic about their economic future, Calgary businesses continue to face several headwinds, with affordability and inflation becoming increasingly concerning over the past three months, according to the Q3 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions. The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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City budget on right track; needs further focus on talent and ease of doing business

City administration previewed its 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budget, providing a behind-the-curtain look at what may be coming down the pipe later this year. Noting household expenditures have increased 7.4% for the average Albertan this year, Administration is focused on maintaining affordability, while continuing to invest in Calgary’s future, including an additional $4.4 billion in capital projects.

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Collaboration with businesses key to Calgary Climate Strategy implementation

Implementation of the Calgary Climate Strategy requires consultation and collaboration with the business community to ensure predictability, certainty, and meaningful participation from businesses.

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Labour shortage and rising costs impeding business recovery

The Q2 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions indicates economic recovery will be uneven across sectors, with challenges exacerbated by an ongoing nationwide talent crunch combined with continued cost pressures and supply chain challenges.

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Local Laundry receives Calgary Small Business Award in 2021

Nominations now open for Calgary Small Business Awards

Over nine in ten businesses in Calgary are small businesses and together, they bring vital jobs, products, services, and vibrancy to our city. The Calgary Small Business Awards celebrate entrepreneurs that see opportunity, take risks, and work hard to make their business ideas a reality.

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CORE Working Group offers clear and comprehensive plan forward for Calgary’s downtown

The Calgary Office Revitalization and Expansion (CORE) Working Group report released today provides clear direction for advancing downtown revitalization, a key lever to accelerate economic recovery and increase vibrancy.

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Budget 2022 responds to current issues, lacks long term outlook

The federal budget prioritizes economic recovery, energy transformation and climate change, and affordability but falls short of a clear vision for Canada as the destination of choice for talent, innovation, and investment.

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Accelerated climate action requires balance between ambition and attainability

Canada's path to net-zero emissions must be collaborative, enabling investor confidence and regulatory certainty while being accompanied by increased investment in emissions reductions technology.

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Budget 2022 sets clear path to economic recovery

With pandemic recovery on the horizon, Alberta Budget 2022 reflects future-focused investments to spur economic growth and support diversification across several sectors.

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