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An efficient supply chain connects the nexus of Canada’s West Coast to the rest of the country, the U.S., Asia and other emerging trade partners.

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One of the most ethnically diverse cities in all of Canada, Richmond residents and workers offer extensive language and cultural capabilities and connections.

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Canadian business costs are the lowest in the G-7, 14.6% lower than the U.S., and made even more competitive through government incentives for trade and innovation.

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Enjoy a mild west coast climate rich with natural beauty, world-class health care and education, and plenty of options for sport, cultural and entertainment experiences.

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Should I Be Thinking About Buying an Existing Business During COVID-19?

Sadly, in today’s COVID-19 climate, many small businesses are struggling. As someone who has been thinking about making the journey into small business ownership you are probably wondering if this is the right time to be looking to acquire an existing business for sale. Two of the first questions for many who are considering buying

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Coworking Spaces as the New Hub for Richmond’s Startups, Small Businesses, and Entrepreneurs

Photo credit: En Lab Coworking Space “Decentralization of workforce” and “startup culture” have been popular terms circulating in the past decade, but what do these concepts actually look like in practice? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of large companies around the world to restructure their hierarchical structure and change their office layout. Work-from-home measures

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Steveston Village Temporary Road Changes and Parking Map

Credit: Tourism Richmond The village of Steveston, already one of the Lower Mainland’s most popular destinations, is even more shopper and visitor friendly thanks to changes to make it a safer, more pedestrian accessible location. The City of Richmond has implemented changes to traffic patterns in August that expand the sidewalks and allow more space

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City of Richmond COVID-19 Economic Response & Recovery Report

In addition to ensuring public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting local businesses and economic recovery is a top priority for the City of Richmond. This report outlines some of the actions taken, underway or planned to help mitigate the permanent loss of businesses and jobs in Richmond, and to support economic recovery.

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“A diverse and highly skilled workforce and proximity to the Vancouver International Airport and the largest port in Canada are among the competitive advantages that allow us to do business around the world, from our headquarters right here in Richmond.”

– Geoff Chutter, CEO of WhitewaterWest Industries