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Location & Logistics

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.


Diversity & Workforce

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


Business Costs & Support

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.


Culture & Climate

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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Space & Facilities

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Data & Intel

Explore interactive, up-to-date statistics on housing & development, tourism & trade, business growth, commercial space and more.

Sector Profiles

View, download or print information about Richmond’s key sectors including major employers and government incentives.

Links to Funding

Find available capital, loans and grants through a database of 7000+ government and private funding sources.

Permits & Licenses

Generate a custom list of required business permits and licenses from all levels of government, in one place.

Interactive Map

Use Richmond’s dynamic mapping system to find information on commercial properties such as zoning, rights of way, legal details and tax values.

Business Directory

View, filter or download information on 13,000+ Richmond businesses.


What's New


Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q3 2018

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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Richmond Business News – January 2019

Richmond businesses ended 2018 on a high note, with local successes including YVR achieving a new record of 25 million annual passengers, Wild Sweets being named a top chocolatier globally, and biotech company GenomeMe being nominated for an innovation award for its precision cancer diagnostic technology. BC Ferries poised to spend $57 million in shipyards

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Small Business Pop-Up @ City Hall on Jan. 22

Join us on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 for a Small Business Pop-Up, hosted in partnership with Small Business BC. Learn about the key steps to start-up or grow a business, as well as the support services available to you every step of the way. Free one-on-one business advisory sessions are also available on a first-come,

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Scaling up your food business with a co-packer

With the vacancy rate for industrial space at an all-time low and the market for space and employees extremely competitive in Metro Vancouver, it has become increasingly important for food manufacturing businesses to carefully evaluate the different production models available to them. Building a custom commercial kitchen or leasing a space might make sense for

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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