Edmonton is at the centre of commerce, home to the people, prosperity and profits envied around the world. At Edmonton Economic Development, we ensure success is forever at our city’s core.

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Performance at a glance

The Edmonton region economy is growing faster than any other jurisdiction in North America and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Advancing into new industries, growing our labour force, delivering record profits to Edmonton enterprises – business simply works differently out here.

Income Growth 2011

Source: Statistics Canada, T1 Family File

Inflation Rate 2013

Source: Statistics Canada, Consumer Price Index

Unemployment Rate 2013

Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey


Hey, How Can I Help?

Almost two years has passed since I started this fanatical journey of civic promotion, and I have been astounded by the escalating pride that Edmontonians continue to emote. What once was a city struggling with identity and self-esteem is transforming quickly into one filled with aspiration and conviction. It’s a transformation that has caught the… More

Commonwealth Games 2022

Edmonton is ready to take a leap. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take us quickly and thrillingly in a direction we’re already going.

We have a Labour Shortage Problem, Not a TFW Problem

Twice a week, I used to drive Highway #2 back and forth to Calgary, making my usual stops for McDonald’s coffee on the way down in the morning and Booster Juice on the way back. It was 2007, the economy was booming and we were at full employment. And then one day my trip home… More