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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.


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.


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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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What's New


Richmond Business News – January 2020

Hot Pot in Richmond, BC. | Photo: Tourism Richmond Richmond’s world-renowned food scene was once again brought into the spotlight as Eater named the city one of the top places to eat in 2020. Check out the top Richmond business stories for January below: MDA Acquired by Northern Private Capital (from MAXAR) for $1 Billion, Company Headquarters

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Sector Profile – R&D Top Priority for Richmond Cleantech Businesses

The BC Cleantech sector is one of the fastest growing segments of British Columbia’s economy, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable world. Research and Development (R&D) continues to spark greener innovation within Richmond’s very own Cleantech sector. The inaugural BC Cleantech Awards will feature BC organizations at the Globe 2020 Conference to celebrate the

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Sector Profile – Get to know Vancouver International Airport

Image: The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: The Jade Canoe, Bill Reid, 1994 Located right in Richmond, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Canada’s second busiest airport, welcoming a record 25.9 million passengers in 2018. Fifty-six airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 125 non-stop destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. For the past

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series – The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is proud to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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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