Mayor Brodie's Annual Address
Highlights social, economic gains in Richmond
Mayor Malcolm Brodie highlighted the City of Richmond’s strong progress in meeting the community’s social and economic needs for the future, when he delivered his Annual Address on January 21.
The full text of the Mayor’s Annual Address is available on the City website
“These are remarkable days in Richmond’s history,” said Mayor Brodie, who delivered an abridged Annual Address at a Richmond Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, January 21.
“With our current population in excess of 200,000 and expected to grow by 40 per cent in less than 30 years, we have laid the foundation for future growth. This increase, along with substantial job growth ensures a bright future and a robust residential and economic base.”
Mayor Brodie noted the projections for continued strong growth for Richmond is reflected in construction value of building permits issued in the City which has exceeded $2.7 billion.
FREE Business Energy Assessments
Available to Richmond businesses until March 31, 2014
The City of Richmond is working with the Province of B.C.'s LiveSmart BC: Small Business Program,
the Metro Vancouver Regional District, and City Green Solutions, to help small and medium sized businesses identify energy and money saving opportunities.
Richmond businesses can take advantage of a free energy assessment up to March 31, 2014. To book an energy assessment, learn more, or confirm eligibility contact the LiveSmart BC Business Energy Advisor Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The assessment will identify opportunities for your business to:
1) Save money on energy bills
2) Improve your work environment
3) Access BC Hydro and FortisBC incentives to help cover costs of upgrades
4) Receive a LiveSmart BC recognition package to promote your energy saving achievements.
A LiveSmart BC Business Energy Advisor will be in Richmond during February providing FREE walk through energy assessments for eligible businesses. Following your free assessment, you will receive a report tailored to your business’ needs outlining ways to conserve energy, receive rebates and incentives and improve your bottom line through energy saving upgrades.
Opportunities include technology upgrades such as lighting and boilers, as well as low- and no-cost opportunities to save energy, improve the look of your business, and reduce maintenance time and costs. Following your assessment, your Business Energy Advisor can also work with you to identify suitable contractors, provide additional technical support, and to apply for incentives and rebates to help cover the cost of the recommended energy upgrades.
Please contact Brendan McEwen, Sustainability Manager, at 604.247.4676 or email@example.com
, if you have any questions regarding the City of Richmond’s participation in this program.
Funding Portal & BizPaL
New interactive tools assist Richmond businesses
Two new web-based tools are now available through the City of Richmond’s dedicated business information portal, businessinrichmond.ca. The tools provide assistance with accessing funding sources and navigating required permits and licenses, both common inquiries received from businesses who are establishing or expanding in Richmond.
The Funding Portal
allows businesses to search a comprehensive database of over 7,000 sources of private financing and public funding in Canada. BizPaL
generates a list of required permits and licenses from all levels of government, in one place.
Both BizPaL and the Funding Portal are interactive and customized based on individual business requirements. They join the existing business services offered by the City of Richmond including Space List
, a commercial real estate leasing inventory, and the Data Centre
, a display of up-to-date, downloadable local economic data. For questions about these or other services available, visit the Services
page, or email