Mayor Nenshi leading an economic mission to India

Part of strategy to develop partnerships that will advance investment interest, attract key tech talent , and grow film industry in Calgary

Mayor Nenshi leading an economic mission to IndiaCalgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi will be leading a Calgary delegation on a seven-day, three-city economic mission to India. The mission is part of an overall strategy by Calgary Economic Development to position Calgary in key Indian markets as the best destination in Canada for tech talent, as a leading centre of digitization of industry to…

EDGE UP will help displaced energy workers find tech jobs

EDGE UP is a digital upskilling program which begins in February, and is part of an initiative from the Future Skills Centre

EDGE UP will help displaced energy workers find tech jobsDisplaced oil and gas industry professionals in Alberta will soon have a new tool to help them find jobs in the tech industry. EDGE UP (Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project), a digital upskilling program which begins in February, is part of an initiative from the Future Skills Centre. It is led by…

Taxpayers are often the losers in the incentive game

When one government offers incentives and another one doesn't, then the comptetion to attract new businesses is no longer a level playing field

Taxpayers are often the losers in the incentive gameWhen Toronto-based Wattpad chose Halifax over Calgary as the site of its second headquarters last month, the question on many people’s minds was: Which of the two cited factors was the deciding one – concerns about Western separatism or cuts to Alberta’s tax credits for tech companies? The answer isn’t quite as simple as either/other.…

How to kill our economic recovery: endless Wexit threats

The worst thing Alberta can do is let the Wexit debate linger. A never-ending debate will only trigger a permanent loss of economic power and status

How to kill our economic recovery: endless Wexit threatsWhen the topic of political separation comes up, there’s one thing most of us can agree on: it’s bad for business. Recent grumblings in Alberta about breaking free of Ottawa’s shackles – which are, less face it, profoundly annoying and bad for business in their own way – brought back memories of that other separatist…
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