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ACCELERATE: Driving Alberta Forward

Ahead of the 2023 Alberta election, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce is proud to release our provincial election platform, ACCELERATE: Driving Alberta Forward, a business-led, solutions-oriented plan to build economic momentum and achieve economic resilience. This roadmap identifies the roadblocks and highlights the opportunities to advance Alberta’s economic strength and resilience.

Through extensive consultation with our business community, we present five pillars that advance Alberta’s economic prosperity and provide a comprehensive guide to accelerating growth across our economy. Each pillar includes several policy recommendations the Calgary Chamber will be advancing on behalf of Calgary businesses – both through the campaign and after the election.

Our recommendations

Fiscal responsibility

Allocate the surplus in line with our economic context today and forecasts for the coming years, ensuring Alberta’s economy is set up for success today and tomorrow.

Affordability & rising costs

Introduce measures to alleviate the pressure of rising costs on businesses and families, helping build resiliency through economic headwinds.

Economic diversification and competitiveness

Advance our traditional industries while driving investment and growth in emerging economic sectors, de-risking innovation, enhancing access to capital and creating a competitive investment landscape across our economy.

Talent and labour

Growing Alberta’s talent pool, ensuring businesses have access to talent by investing in education and training, streamlining immigration systems and increasing access to affordable childcare.

Strategic infrastructure investments

Investing in infrastructure that supports community vibrancy, transport and mobility, safety and security, making Alberta a magnet for talent and facilitating the growth of infrastructure-dependent sectors.

Alberta remains a place of opportunity for businesses and the people who drive them. Business-friendly policies, coupled with a historic surplus, have prepared us to weather future economic pressures. However, we cannot let these opportunities go to waste – now is the time to accelerate Alberta’s economic growth.

Our recommendations