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Alberta’s Best Communities for Business: #14 Airdrie

Jun 6, 2016

Airdrie, Alberta for the 2012 Calgary Regional Partnership. Photo by Chris Bolin
Airdrie, Alberta for the 2012 Calgary Regional Partnership
Photo by Chris Bolin

Sitting just north of Calgary, Airdrie has the third-highest population growth rate in the province and offers residents low residential taxes and affordable housing. Last year, the city welcomed 51 new commercial and industrial businesses, and 300 home-based businesses, which also meant close to 400 new jobs. In addition, Airdrie boasts some major multi-million dollar development projects, including two new schools at an estimated total construction value of $21.5 million.

By the Numbers

Population: 58,690
Population growth rate (2011-2015): 35%
Residential tax rate (mills): 4
Non-residential tax rate (mills): 7.4
Median home price: $484,450


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