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Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC)

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The Vancouver Economic Commission, an agency of the City of Vancouver, works to strengthen the city's economic future by:

  • Helping existing businesses
  • Attracting investment
  • Researching the business environment
  • Making policy recommendations

VEC works closely with elected officials, the consular corps, and relevant departments of all levels of government. It links directly with peer organizations in the region, broad-based and sector-specific industry associations and ethnic business groups.

It also engages regularly with post-secondary and technology institutions, legal, real estate and business services professionals, and others whose work affects economic development of the region.