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Calgary Rankings

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Calgary #3 top-10 Major Cities Quality of Life and #10 - top 10 Major Cities FDI Strategy (against 405 cities in the Americas)
FDI Magazine- American Cities of the Future 2011-12

Calgary # 16 (against 180 Canadian cities and towns) - Canada's Best Places to Live
MoneySense- 2011

Calgary # 3 overall (against 24 global cities) - Global Scorecard on Prosperity
Conference Board of Canada for Toronto Board of Trade- 2011

Calgary # 5 – Most Livable Cities in the World (out of 140 global cities)
Economist Intelligence Unit - 2011

Calgary #4 – Top Metro Award
Site Selection Magazine - 2010

World’s Fastest Growing Cities - Focuses on emerging powerhouses
In North America, the best urban prospects (Raleigh-Durham, NC, Austin, TX, Salt Lake City and Calgary, Canada -- business friendly, relatively affordable)
Forbes - 2010

Calgary # 1 (in world)   Quality of Living  Eco-City ranking 
Mercer - 2010

Calgary # 28 (against 221 cities)   Quality of Living 
Mercer - 2010

Calgary # 3  - Canada's Smartest City
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2010

Calgary # 4 - Canada's Most Cultured City
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2010

Calgary tied #6 - Canada's Most Socially Engaged City
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2010

Calgary #1 - Canada's Most Wired City (spending on internet services) 
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2010

Calgary #6 - Canada's Most Active Cities 
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2010

Calgary #26-  Canada's Best Places to Live, Work ( out of 179 Canadian Cities)  
Canadian Business / MoneySense - 2010

The Charms of Calgary 
The Economist Magazine - 2010

Calgary receives  'A' Grade in Canada - City Magnets II: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities  
Conference Board of Canada - 2010

Calgary #26 (against 215 world cities) - Quality of Living
Mercer - 2009

Calgary # 1 - Canada's Best Places to Live and Work 
Canadian Business / MoneySense - 2009

Calgary # 1 for Metro Areas- Canadian Competitiveness Rankings 
Site Selection Magazine - 2009

Calgary # 1 - Canada's Smartest City
Maclean's / Canadian Council on Learning - 2009

Calgary # 1 - Canada's Most Cultured City 
Maclean's / Canadian Council on Learning - 2009

Calgary # 1 - Canada's Most Active City
Maclean's / Canadian Council on Learning - 2009

Calgary #1 of 3 - World Capitals of the Future (Emerging World Cities)  
Forbes

Calgary # 1 in Canada - Most Livable City for Singles
# 2 for Mid-Career Professionals
# 3 for Families, Empty Nesters and Retirees
Martin Prosperity Institute - 2009

Calgary  'A' Grade  Global Scorecard on Prosperity 
Conference Board of Canada - 2009

Calgary # 24 - Canada's Most Caring City
Maclean's /  Canadian Council on Learning - 2008

Calgary # 1 in world - Quality of Living: Health and Sanitation 
Mercer - 2007  

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Listing information last updated on January 16th, 2017 at 5:45am MST.