Goal 2: Support a Sustainable Economyhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg8.jpg, Banner http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg8.jpgGoal 2: Support a Sustainable Economy<div class="ExternalClass899A729ACA4F4F4F856A6979FAE43573"><p>Nearly one-half of the province’s economic output is generated by the Metro Vancouver region. Metro 2040 aims to preserve the land base and transportation systems necessary to nurture a strong regional economy while supporting the labour force. Industrial and agricultural lands are being protected so that the business sectors dependent on these lands can thrive, while Urban Centres are the location of choice for regional commerce.</p> </div>#999999rgba(51, 104, 131, 1)

The Goal

Manage land use on the region’s limited land base to support future commercial, industrial, and agricultural activities.

on track may not be on track waiting for data observing

How are we doing

Strategy 2.1

Jobs in the Right Places

More jobs are being located in Urban Centres, helping to reduce commuter traffic and create jobs close to home.

Strategy 2.2

Protect Land for Industry

The industrial land base, crucial to regional growth, is increasingly constrained. Future data will illustrate how well industrial land is being used for industrial purposes.

Strategy 2.3

Protect Land for Agriculture

Agricultural land is well protected in the region and in 2011, over half of these lands were actively farmed. Future data will tell if that share has improved.



 

 

Jobs in the RegionJobs in the Region<div class="ExternalClassD60424A46A374504B476DD858B2C9449"><p>jobs ​in 2016</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more1,342,181Observing
Job GrowthJob Growth<div class="ExternalClassE6FC3E71E417448EBE356028BE00EF97">from 2006 to 2016</div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more186,120Observingnew jobs
Jobs in Urban CentresJobs in Urban Centres<div class="ExternalClass71CD502D71CA4A64A9EC6E4DB0567819"><p>in 2016</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/employment-in-priority-areas/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more501,344Observingjobs
Jobs near TransitJobs near Transit<div class="ExternalClassC9B8CE5E86E14B48A6B9A37FDEF6D103"><p>in 2016</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/employment-in-priority-areas/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more37,818Observingjobs in FTDAs
Office Space in the RegionOffice Space in the Region<div class="ExternalClass78634FF4609941FC92836E98574D575A"><p>in 2015</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/office-in-priority-areas/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more49.2On trackmillion sq ft
Office Space in Urban CentresOffice Space in Urban Centres<div class="ExternalClass95DDE4944954446EB17A51503485E10F"><p>located in Urban Centres in 2015</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/office-in-priority-areas/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more66%On trackregional office space
Residents Working Near HomeResidents Working Near Home<div class="ExternalClass93D2B4128A8442319FAD6E6996254D5B"><p>with usual place of work would work within the same municiality they live</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/job-to-residents-balance/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more44%Observingof the employed labour force
Jobs Held by ResidentsJobs Held by Residents<div class="ExternalClassFEB3C4E031854EB6AE11E6A1F17E9535"><p>with usual place of work would live within the same municiality they work</p> </div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/job-to-residents-balance/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more43%Observingof the employed labour force
Jobs to Labour ForceJobs to Labour Force<div class="ExternalClass0EEBE336C97F4ADA9ABB476D46EE65F5"><p>of jobs to workers in 2016</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/employment-right-places/job-to-residents-balance/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more0.94Observingratio
Industrial and Mixed Employment DevelopmentIndustrial and Mixed Employment Development<div class="ExternalClassF8444DBBD4CC4144BDB258592BFBB05B"><p>were developed in 2015</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/protect-industry/land-use/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more80%May not be on trackof available lands
Farming of Agricultural LandFarming of Agricultural Land<div class="ExternalClassCC5D333B39EF40ABA30CA1B6E8A7B8C0"><p>actively farmed in 2011</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/agricultural-land/land-use/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more50%Observingof agricultural land
Land for FoodLand for Food<div class="ExternalClass553F34B21A1946AFA1B9AB44926CEB7E"><p>used for food production in 2011</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metro2040/sustainable-economy/agricultural-land/food-production/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more79%Observingof farmed land