Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC)

What you need to know

As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, VEC contributes to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero-carbon, and resilient Vancouver economy, competitively positioned in the global market.

VEC’s mission is to safeguard and strengthen Vancouver’s economic future. VEC collaborates with public-sector, economic development, industry, and academic organizations on how to best navigate Vancouver's economic transformation, particularly in the context of pressing global socioeconomic issues. These include the climate emergency, a just, post-pandemic recovery, and trends related to the future of work. 

How VEC supports our economic future

  • Conducts and publishes leading-edge industry research and reports
  • Supports local companies with industry advocacy, programmatic support, market forecasting, and other business development resources
  • Advises policymakers and relevant departments of all orders of government
  • Attracts targeted high-impact investment to the region and fields inbound business expansion enquiries 

Vancouver Economy Report

Data-driven stories to keep you dialed into the local economy including the latest data, industry profiles, 21st century economics, and more.

Vancouver Economic Snapshot

Find the latest economic metrics including employment, GDP, and office vacancy rates as well as key sector indicators.

Vancouver Affordability Guide

Explore what it means to live, work, and play in our region including owning and renting a home, salaries, and cost of living.

Project Greenlight

A membership-driven demonstration platform that forges strategic partnerships between public and private enterprises and technology companies.

Green Buildings Market Forecast

This research report explains how local green building policies have impacted demand for six key product categories in BC.

Economic Transformation Lab

A research think-tank that helps prepare our city for global trends anticipated to impact Vancouver’s economy over the next 10 to 15 years.

Contact the Vancouver Economic Commission

Phone: 604-632-9688
Toll-free: 1-866-632-9668

Mailing address
500-555 W 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C6

VEC respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

VEC is an external agency of the City of Vancouver governed by the Societies Act.