The Research


In the summer of 2022, we carried out an online survey of 564 business participants and 800 members of the public in Alberta. Those experiencing supply chain issues were asked to complete a few additional questions related to this issue, with a further 293 answering these questions. 

How we’ll use our findings

  • Broaden and deepen the evidence the ACC and local chambers can bring forward to articulate the perspectives of the province’s business community
  • Compare and contrast the viewpoints of the public and business communities
  • Make the research available to individual chambers

Key Findings

  • 1/4 identify inflation as a pressing issue for them, replacing concerns about the economy overall as the top issue.
  • Over 50% have a positive view of the province’s long-term future.
  • The proportion of businesses and the public now saying provincial finances are at least fair (75%) is at its highest this tracking has recorded, going back to 2019. 
  • Diversification away from the reliance on O/G continues to be a major priority.
  • Strengthening local supply chains and encouraging local shopping are new emerging priorities.
  • In addition to significant inflation concerns the cost of electricity and gas continue to be a significant concern for businesses, although somewhat less so than a few months ago.

Related Resources

AB Perspectives, Attitudes to Key Policy Issues

Public and Business Attitudes to Key Policy Issues (07/2022)