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February 29 2024

Alberta Budget 2024 balances fiscal responsibility with key investments

Calgary, February 29, 2024 – The Calgary Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see Budget 2024 prioritize fiscal responsibility, while making important investments in diversification, decarbonization and vibrancy. The budget tabled today promotes talent and labour attraction, advances economic reconciliation and helps future-proof critical industries like agriculture and energy. However, we would have liked to see further investments for small businesses, technology and innovation, and housing affordability.

“Budget 2024 addresses several of the key asks of the Calgary Chamber’s business community including investments in carbon capture, drought mitigation, arts infrastructure, post-secondary and mental health,” says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “At the same time, we encourage the government to renew its focus on small businesses, innovation and transformative technology, downtown vibrancy and housing affordability – particularly in light of our growing population.”

Aligned with our recommendations, the Calgary Chamber is pleased to see:

While we are pleased to see several key investments advanced, the Chamber will continue to advocate for the following policy measures, critical to business success:

We look forward to working closely with the provincial government to ensure Alberta remains a stable and competitive jurisdiction that attracts talent and investment. We encourage the government to continue consulting Calgary’s business community as they advance and implement the announcements made in Budget 2024.


The Calgary Chamber of Commerce exists to help businesses reach their potential. As the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous business community, the Chamber works to build strength and resilience among its members and position Calgary as a magnet for talent, diversification and opportunity. As an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1891, we build on our history to serve and advocate for businesses of all sizes, in all sectors across the city.

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