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Economic development

Vancouver Economic Action Strategy

Our strategy for a high-performing economy is to:

  • Create a healthy climate for growth and prosperity
  • Provide support for local business, new investment, and global trade
  • Focus on people to attract and retain human capital

Read the strategy

A thriving, diverse economy with opportunity for everyone is the foundation of a liveable city.

Council has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote and strengthen local business, provide the tools for Vancouver's businesses to flourish while incorporating sustainable practices, and make the city an attractive destination for businesses around the world.

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)

Find and get information on your local Business Improvement Area (BIA).

Downtown office development

Get information on office, retail, commercial, and industrial development in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Economic Commission

Learn how the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) strenghtens our city's economic future.

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