It takes an entrepreneurial city to know an entrepreneur’s needs. Surround yourself with like-minded, enterprising business people, interested in realizing opportunity more than image or ego.

Edmonton supports entrepreneurial energy and opportunity, and is one of the most cost-competitive places to do business in the world. Our business community is characterized by its collaboration and support. All of this makes Edmonton one of the friendliest places to start and grow a business in Canada.


A founders’ city.

We have a track record of growing companies from Edmonton that build new products, find new solutions, and scale to become global leaders. We consistently deliver on big ideas in Edmonton.

Bioware won 2014 Game of the Year at the Academy Awards of gaming – The Game Awards.

Intuit is home to TurboTax, Quickbooks and Quicken, Canada’s best-selling financial and tax software.

PCL is the largest construction company in Canada and the fifth largest in the U.S.

Stantec is the largest architecture firm in Canada and is recognized among the top 10 companies worldwide in its industry.

John Stanton’s Running Room operates over 100 stores across the continent.

Boston Pizza, Earl’s, Pizza 73 and Booster Juice are just a few of Edmonton’s hospitality success stories.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Edmonton Food Bank became the national model to feed hungry families.

The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is North America’s largest and longest–running Fringe Festival.

A supportive ecosystem.

Edmonton is a great place for business because we’ve got the support of community and government. Edmonton has been ranked the most tax-competitive city in Canada among global mid-sized cities. The #1 business incubator in Canada, TEC Edmonton, is located in downtown Edmonton and is a joint venture between the the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development. We’ve got countless research initiatives that are government-supported, including the National Institute for Nano Technology & clean energy (NINT), the Waste Management Centre of Excellence and Technology Futures.

Take a risk in a city that has your back

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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