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
Contact the Vancouver Economic Commission
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.