Alberta returned to its long-familiar spot at the head of the economic growth pack in Canada in 2017. Still, real GDP in Alberta is not expected to reach its pre-recession peak until 2019, meaning that the long road to recovery has just begun.
Calgary’s economy is on track to surge by 4.6 per cent in 2017, but that pace of economic growth is unsustainable. Growth is expected to slow to 2.1 per cent growth in 2018. The unemployment rate is falling but is projected to remain above the national average until 2021.
Get the most detailed and up-to-date analysis of the economic outlook for Calgary and Alberta, all set within a national and international context, at the 2018 Western Business Outlook: Calgary. This is the fourth year that the Conference Board has hosted a Western Business Outlook event in Calgary. In-depth and detailed economic analysis is accompanied by a keynote address and a lively panel discussion with some of the region’s leading business people and policy-makers.
Pedro Antunes, the Conference Board’s Deputy Chief Economist, will present the macro-economic outlook from one of Canada’s most respected economic forecasting organizations. Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist of ATB Financial, will deliver the keynote address.
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