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Mayor opens International Blueberry Organization Summit

BC blueberries were ripening on the vine as the ideas were flowing during the International Blueberry Organization’s Summit held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond from June 24 – 26, 2019. Nearly 400 delegates were in attendance as Mayor Malcolm Brodie warmly welcomed global leaders in the blueberry industry to Richmond. “Blueberries remain

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Discover Richmond with new free tourist shuttle

RICHMOND, BC – There’s a new way to discover Richmond! The Richmond Discovery Shuttle officially launches on June 15, 2019, providing tourists with a new, free transportation mode to easily visit some of the city’s hottest spots. Presented in partnership by Tourism Richmond, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Hotel Association, and operated by

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Richmond Business News – June 2019

From hosting the International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit to launching a new tourist shuttle, business is booming in Richmond, BC.  Read all about it in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. Cement maker Lafarge expands alternative fuel use in Richmond Lafarge Canada officially launched a new and improved lower carbon fuel (LCF) system at its

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Richmond-based startup using innovative clean technology for the urban delivery market

It’s been six months since they won the New Ventures Competition presented by Innovate BC, one of North America’s largest startup business competitions, and Volta Air is showing no signs of slowing down. The Richmond-based startup has created a cost-effective and sustainable refrigeration solution for the urban delivery market. “The amount of greenhouse gas emissions

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q1 2019

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 – May 2019

Learn about the secured funding to build the new Capstan Station on the SkyTrain’s Canada Line, how a local company is shifting towards green packaging and more in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. Richmond nutritional gummy maker shifts to green packaging Herbaland Naturals, a Richmond-based nutritional gummy manufacturer, announced it will use compostable packaging

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Richmond Business News – April 2019

Business continues to soar in Richmond with YVR being named North America’s best airport, businesses continue to expand into international markets and creative industries like filming are growing. Learn more below. ‘The Terror: Infamy’ First Look: Meet the Japanese-American Community Driving Season 2 Filmed in Richmond, the first season of AMC’s “The Terror” thrived on excellent

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Sector Profile – Cleantech Innovation in Richmond

Cleantech continues to gain momentum in Richmond as local businesses take part in the global surge in demand for green innovation. Cleantech currently employs over 8,500 B.C. residents and according to Export Development Canada, by 2020 the total worldwide investment in cleantech is expected to rise to $2.5 trillion. Richmond businesses are capitalizing on this rapidly growing,

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Richmond Business News – March 2019

It’s been a busy start to 2019 with Richmond-based companies being recognized both nationally and internationally with prestigious awards, major business acquisitions, expansions and partnerships being developed and YVR announced the airport broke a new passenger record in 2018. First Indigenous woman-owned airline in Canada launches out of YVR The Richmond-based company, Iskwew Air, chose

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Richmond: a City on the Move – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2019 Annual Address

Presented on February 28, 2019 Following the civic election last October 20, our new City Council commenced a four-year term.  We thanked long-serving Councillors, Derek Dang and Ken Johnston, for their honourable and dedicated service as we welcomed new Councillors, Kelly Greene and Michael Wolfe.  All Councillors are committed to making Richmond the best community

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Richmond submits final proposal for Smart Cities Challenge

06 March 2019 The City of Richmond has submitted a ground-breaking and transformative final proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge.  The proposal includes initiatives that would minimize community impacts from major disasters, while also enhancing our quality of life in day-to-day activities. “Our Smart Cities Challenge proposal would make our community more resilient and improve

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Richmond Business News – February 2019

The business community kicked off the new year with Richmond-based aerospace firm MDA being awarded a contract as part of the largest military procurement in Canadian history, a new direct flight from Shenzhen, China and many activities to celebrate Chinese New Year. Richmond’s MDA, consortium land navy contract with $60b potential Richmond-based aerospace firm MDA

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Founder of Richmond’s Fastest Growing Business reflects on 10 Years of Combatting Waste

Waste costs businesses money. Garbage and recycling haulers charge every time their trucks make a pick up, regardless of what contents are actually in the bins. Most businesses rely on these same hauling vendors for advice on how to manage waste – even though it’s in the haulers’ best interests if waste output goes up.

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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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Richmond moves forward on Smart Cities vision

A safer community, improving service delivery for all citizens and bridging language barriers are key outcomes of the City of Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge proposal. Richmond and other finalists in the Government of Canada’s nation-wide competition met with the Smart Cities Challenge Jury for the first time this week at the Future Cities Canada Summit.

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Richmond Business News – November 2018

Finalists of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards are announced, an analysis of regional industrial land is presented, and more local updates in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. Finalists announced for 41st Annual Business Excellence Awards 30 local businesses and organizations have been named finalists across 10 categories for the Richmond Chamber

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How this Richmond company is solving a $2 million research challenge

There’s no shortage of tools to help businesses of all sizes grow in today’s world: accelerators and incubators host start-ups, blockchain technology helps businesses track transactions and keep records securely, and social media enables companies to reach global markets in mere seconds. But how does a company find that most crucial – while perhaps least

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