In today’s globally competitive economy, Vancouver can’t rely solely on its status as one of the most livable cities in the world to attract top-quality business and top-quality people. The Vancouver Economic Development Commission is getting the message out there that Vancouver is vibrant, innovative and connected — and successful business wants to be here.
VEDC’s mandate is to promote the city of Vancouver as a favourable destination for business and investment. The BusinessFirst! program targets local companies, ensuring that their concerns are heard and that they stay and expand their businesses in Vancouver. VEDC also partners with local organizations and the Canadian consul network to identify and market Vancouver’s competitive advantages to business around the world.