Measure Description

Active Business Licences measures the total number of licences with active status per month. Active status includes all licences with either "Issued" or "Renewal Notice" status. New businesses in Edmonton require both a business licence and development permit. Existing businesses must renew their business licence annually. This measure reflects an approximation of registered business in the City of Edmonton.

Measure Importance

This measure provides information on sustainability in Edmonton from a business perspective.

Historical Data

Note: A process change resulted in a decrease in number of licences recorded for December 2011.

Explanation of Performance

Edmonton has seen a steady growth in business. On average, the approximate yearly number of active registered business licenses in Edmonton has been between 30,000 to 33,000 in recent years.