​Regional Economic Prosperity is a new service of Metro Vancouver organized to advance a shared prosperity in the region. This will be accomplished through a collaborative approach involving member jurisdictions of Metro Vancouver, First Nations, key regional stakeholders as well as federal and provincial ministries and agencies active in investment attraction.

Functions

The service will be structured around three functions: fostering collaboration, conducting regional data collection and research and attracting investment.


1 Foster Collaboration

2 Regional data collection & research

3 Attract investment

  • Collaborative development of objectives, priorities, protocols and KPIs for the new entity (e.g., sector and market priorities)
  • Performance tracking and reporting to regional stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication to and among relevant parties on economic development priorities & initiatives of regional significance
  • On-going research & analysis of the regional economy for the purposes of investment attraction
  • Research & data analysis to support business cases for strategic investors
  • Development of public/partner-facing data assets/tools for the purposes of investment attraction

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT ATTRACTION

  • Identification of the region’s value proposition for strategic investors
  • Servicing of new strategic investment leads/sharing of leads to close

MARKETING & PROMOTION

  • Development of marketing & branding strategy for the region for the purposes of investment
  • Design & development of investment-related marketing materials
  • Design & execution of marketing campaigns to promote the region’s value proposition for investment

Management Board

A Management Board, composed of elected officials and community leaders, will provide guidance and strategic advice. A Regional Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee, composed of senior staff from member jurisdictions with responsibilities for economic development and long-term planning, will contribute a local perspective on economic development, and the Global Advisory Group, comprising a relatively small group of executive-level leaders, will provide insights on the broader national and international trends affecting strategic investment.

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Organizational Structure

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area, and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing. The regional district is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each local authority.


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