The business census will play a crucial role in positioning Edmonton as an ideal business destination

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The City of Edmonton is undertaking its inaugural business census to gather data from local businesses, aiming to shape the city’s support for businesses, attract investment, and enhance services.

This pilot project, specifically designed for and by Edmonton, is focused on collecting data from the local business community. The information gathered includes business locations, economic sectors, employee numbers, and demographic details.

The census data will contribute to the development of city programs and policies and play a crucial role in positioning Edmonton as an ideal business destination. Economic development partners and potential investors will have a better understanding of the local business landscape, enabling them to make well-informed decisions.

Starting May 15, summer students will embark on a four-month endeavour to visit businesses door-to-door in the O-day’min Ward, gathering relevant information. For businesses outside this ward, there is an online option available – a brief, five-minute questionnaire that encourages participation. Once the data collection phase concludes in August, the results will be carefully analyzed and published on

For more information on the census or to participate in the online questionnaire, visit

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