A brief history
In early 2016 co-founders Dave Parsell and Mehdi Amoui 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, Canada and Australia.
Through hard work and constantly listening to needs of communities and business, Localintel has become one of the most innovative and fastest growing 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.
From humble beginnings in Calgary, we have since set up offices in Seattle and Philadelphia.
This is the combined population of the communities our tools are currently helping around the world.
We are committed to giving back by donating 1% of company equity and profit to charities.
Meet the founders
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.
Co-founder & CTO
Mehdi is a software engineer and researcher with extensive experience in designing, building and maintaining enterprise systems and leading technical teams. He holds a PhD in software engineering, Masters in artificial intelligence, Bachelor of Science in software engineering.
As one of the most innovative government technology companies in the world, we need brilliant, passionate people to join our fast-growing team to make this happen.
Client Success Specialist (6 month paid internship)
At the heart of every good business decision lies knowledge. Whether it’s starting a business, expanding a franchise or selecting a manufacturing site, having access to reliable data is crucial to making the right choices. Having step by step guides for common business processes also helps folks who are not experts at using data – after all, data is only useful if you know what to do with it.
Localintel’s Business & Investment Assistant offers an easier way for communities to provide this knowledge. Business can access the INDICATORS section of to get a community profile and then drill into the data by using the MAPS. Non-experts can also get the guidance they need across 8 topics in the HOW TO section. Finally, businesses can find the right people to talk to via the CONNECT section.