Who we are 

Localintel was founded on a very simple idea - every community, regardless of size, should have the opportunity to access world class technology that makes it easier to promote their location and assist businesses.

Localintel's story

A brief history

In early 2016 the founders observed that most communities lacked the time and budget to harness the power of the internet to support local business growth. They set out to change this. 

Using cutting edge technology they created a first of its kind catalog of tools that is now being used by communities across the United States and Canada. 

Through hard work and constantly listening to needs of communities and business, Localintel has become one of the most innovative government technology companies in the world. 

From 313 to 1,239,000

This is the population size of the smallest and largest municipalities we are working with.

3 offices

From humble beginnings in Calgary, we have since set up offices in Seattle and Vancouver.


This is the combined population of the communities our tools are currently helping around the world.

1% donated

We are committed to giving back by donating 1% of company equity and profit to charities.


Meet the founders

Dave Parsell

Co-founder & CEO

Dave has 15 years experience working in senior consulting and local government roles where he specialized in economic development and strategic planning. He holds a Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Environmental Planning and Bachelor of Commerce.

Mehdi Amoui

Co-founder & CTO

Mehdi is a software engineer and researcher with extensive experience in engineering enterprise systems and leading technical teams. He holds a PhD in software engineering, Masters in artificial intelligence, Bachelor of Science in software engineering.

Craig Parsell


Craig spent 30+ years as Managing Director at Accenture Plc with experience in complex technology implementations across the financial services and government industries. More recently Craig has founded a number of start-ups across Canada/USA, Europe and Australia.

Awards & Recognition

Smart Cities Council Honors Trailblazing Start-Ups with Innovation Alley Awards
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Localintel included in CIO Review’s 20 most promising smart city solution providers
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Develop Indy launches new tool to support business growth in Indianapolis
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Our clients have a lot to say

The Town of Sundre uses Localintel’s interactive economic development tools to help recruit and promote to new businesses. Being able to provide a biomedical industrial investor with legitimate information about the regional workforce via Localintel’s tools was a catalyst in helping secure their $10 million investment.

Jonathan Allan

Economic Development Officer

Town of Sundre

My office was not able to respond to all business inquiries adequately prior to our entering into a relationship with Localintel. Southfield is now able to assist clients 24/7 via the Localintel tools, enabling businesses access to information when they want it rather than being limited to our business hours.

Shelly Freeman

Business & Economic Development Director

City of Southfield

Airdrie Economic Development partnered with Localintel to create the Airdrie Business Zone microsite. Our microsite ensures local businesses, new investors and entrepreneurs can access the data they need to research local opportunities and prepare successful business plans. Working with the Localintel team has been a great experience.

Kent Rupert

Team Leader

Airdrie Economic Development

I was contacted by one of our local tv news reporters who is doing a story on the unemployment rate here in Carbon County. I was able to use the new data provided in Localintel’s tools to showcase in their story. They also used the graphs as a visual.

Kathy Henderson

Director Economic Development

Carbon County

I utilized Localintel’s tools during my budget presentation to Council. This assisted in garnering approval of our next budget.

Kevin Keller

Manager Economic Development

Municipal District of Greenview

By providing Localintel’s tools we support small business growth, job creation and strengthen relationships to the community. I’m always impressed at how Localintel continues to improve, offers new products and services to clients and delivers great customer service.

Nicole Mullings

Research and Strategy

Calgary Economic Development

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