May 19, 2016 | Cody Stuart
Calgary Economic Development's top boss promotes collaboration, innovation
On the heels of flooding, low oil prices and, now, raging wildfires, Calgary Economic Development's top boss admits it might be easy for people in the province to see the glass half empty.
Yet Mary Moran, as well as other community leaders, urged those people to keep current conditions in perspective before claiming the end is near.
"These are historically challenging times for both Calgary and Alberta's economy," said CED's president and CEO, who likened the province's current situation to a game of Whac-a-Mole. "It seems we barely finished covering up the scars of the flood of 2013 when our number-one energy customer became our number-one very intense competitor.