Retail in Priority Areas strategy performance measure

Metro 2040 supports appropriate economic development in Urban Centres and FTDAs. This measure estimates the number of retail businesses in these areas, which support employment growth and the development of complete communities.
Metro 2040 vision
Increase the share of commercial development in Urban Centres and areas with access to frequent transit service to support employment growth in these priority areas and develop complete communities.

Estimated Retail Business in Metro Vancouver's Centres and FTDAs

number of businesses
On track
In 2015, and estimated 46% of the region’s retail was located in Urban Centres and FTDAs.

Estimated Retail Businesses in Centres & FTDAs

of 's retail businesses are located in Centres & FTDAs

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Retail Trade Businesses are identified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code beginning in 44 or 45. The Retail Trade sector comprises establishments engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. The category includes both store and non-store retails. Retail establishments include office supply stores, computer and software stores, building materials dealers, plumbing supply stores, and electrical supply stores. Catalog showrooms, gasoline stations, automotive dealers and mobile home dealers are also treated s store retailers.