Economic Advisory Committee
Call for applications from Richmond business leaders
The City of Richmond is seeking applications from local business leaders and experts to fill upcoming vacancies on the Economic Advisory Committee (EAC). The purpose of the EAC is to provide City Council with feedback and advice on economic development strategic planning issues and initiatives.
Candidates will be chosen at large to reflect a broad spectrum of industry sectors, which may include: transportation and distribution, development, manufacturing and industry, technology and communication, commercial and retail, agriculture, fishing and food processing, tourism and arts & culture, education, airport, and port business.
Interested candidates are asked to read the complete Terms of Reference
and submit an Application Form
. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
Building Energy Challenge
Want to save money on energy in your commercial building?
The Building Energy Challenge
is a newly launched initiative by the City of Richmond to help commercial building owners, managers and tenants reduce their energy use and cut costs.
For one year, the City will support participating businesses with “Energy Coaching” – including training; assistance in accessing BC Hydro and Fortis BC incentives; and help with energy benchmarking to compare buildings’ energy use to others of similar size and function. The Energy Coaches will help participants save money and reduce pollution in their facilities.
An Energy Awards ceremony is planned for October 2015, where participants will be recognized and leaders in the challenge will be rewarded. Sign your business up by October 13, 2014 to participate.
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Resilient Economy Strategy Adopted
Sets City of Richmond's economic development priorities
Richmond City Council has approved a new Resilient Economy Strategy, updating the City’s 2002 Economic Development Strategy and setting priority action items for the City’s economic development portfolio for the next three to five years.
The Resilient Economy Strategy proposes nine core initiatives and associated action items. Some of these initiatives, such as strengthening Richmond’s role as a gateway for goods import and export and increasing the tourism sector in Richmond, target industries that present growth opportunities based on Richmond’s geographic, community and infrastructure assets. Other initiatives, such as retaining and supporting existing businesses and increasing Richmond’s capacity to accommodate light industrial businesses are intended to strengthen the city as a location for a wide range of businesses.
Complete Press Release
View the Resilient Economy Strategy