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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.


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

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What's New


BDC launches Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST)

Recognizing that newcomers to Canada face unique challenges in starting or growing their businesses, BDC has launched the Newcomer Entrepreneur Success Team (NEST).  As a Crown corporation and the only bank in Canada dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs, BDC is committed to the long-term success of Canadian entrepreneurs, supporting over 56,000 small and medium-sized enterprises at

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Richmond shows leadership with launch of new food recovery network

The City partners with local company to launch its food recovery solution, designed to divert edible commercial food waste. Richmond, BC – In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity. The City is partnering with

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Ready to retire and sell your business? You’re not alone.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) states that roughly 40% of Canadian business owners are likely to retire within the next three years. Considering that nearly half of Canada’s GDP stems from small to medium-sized businesses, the Canadian economy is set to go through a tremendous transition in the years ahead. From a national

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Richmond Business News – November 2019

Credit: Tanya Goehring Richmond local business news for November covers the full spectrum from canned salmon to fossil fuel-free airlines. Check out the following stories: B.C.’s Gold Seal to celebrate its 100th anniversary Gold Seal canned salmon will be 100 years old this month – making it one of Canada’s most enduring food brands. Business

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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