The Regional Economic Prosperity service will provide entrepreneurs and businesses exploring the opportunities of locating their operations in the Metro Vancouver region with the comprehensive, customized service required to make this decision. The Metro Vancouver region is renowned for its livability, diverse communities and talented workforce. Metro Vancouver’s population growth has been above the Canadian average in nine of the past 10 years, largely driven by immigration. Approximately 35,000 new residents join the region every year and as of 2016, immigrants account for over 40% of the population.
The objective of the service is attract new strategic investment to the region that will generate a shared prosperity across the region – providing new economic opportunities for residents and businesses that are consistent with regional environmental and social objectives.
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Metro Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.
Metro Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.