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
www.vancouvereconomic.com External website, opens in new tab
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.