Economic Development Calgary

Resolution of Council: C99-17 (1999 March 22), N99-18 (1999 June 28), C99-68 (1999 October 04), N99-27 (1999 October 25), (2000 September 25), 2001 October 22, (C2002-40) 29 April 2002
Bylaws, 1999 July 8, (Commun L) 2002 October 21, (N2002-40) 2002 December 16
Terms of Reference:
Economic Development Calgary is the
"hands on" "on the ground" organization responsible for undertaking business development activities such as:

- business development for both existing and new businesses
- investment attraction
- client service / point of contact / "account management"
- C-prosperity cluster initiatives implementation
- industry development strategy implementation (eg international market entry)
- coordinating seed funding programs for new initiatives
- developing a rolling 5 year Business Development Strategy
- over-all hosting of in-bound trade delegations
- housing specific delivery functions such as Calgary Business Information Centre, Sister Cities, and Calgary Film Commission

The Office is responsible for developing long term Economic Development Strategy.

Provides advice to City Council and Administration on the alignment of resource requests from authorities with City funding to the overall Economic Development Strategy
1 Member of Council
1 City Manager or designate
5 Members
Note: Interim Chair for initial 1 year period.
Resource Staff:
Mr. Bruce Graham, President & C.E.O.

Recording Secretary:
Linda Thompson
Reports To:
Formerly the Business Development Agency (BDA) and Promoting Calgary Inc.

Member Term First Appointed Expiry Date Phone Number Mailing Address
Alderman Diane Danielson, Member of Council 2003 2004 268-2430 City of Calgary P.O. Box 2100, Station M, T2P 2M5
Director Corporate Strategy & Economics, (City Manager designate) 2002 2004 268-5219 City of Calgary P.O. Box 2100, Station M, T2P 2M5