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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Richmond Business News – October 2018

This month’s local business headlines include a new airline launching out of YVR, local CEO’s earning prestigious awards, a cleantech company expanding into China, growing production at a local manufacturing facility and much more exciting news coming from the Richmond business community. 1st Feast Asian Dining Festival kicks off in Richmond More than 20 restaurants,

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Richmond businesses transforming in response to exponential growth of global e-commerce

The exponential growth of e-commerce is transforming business models, urbanizing global supply chains, and redefining how goods are ordered, produced and delivered, according to a panel of business leaders, speaking at the City of Richmond’s 7th annual business and partner appreciation event. “It is estimated that, by the year 2020, global e-commerce spending will total

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Call for 2019 Economic Advisory Committee applicants!

Serving on a City of Richmond advisory committees is one way residents can participate in local government. City Council is now encouraging residents to apply for over 100 volunteer positions on several advisory bodies, all of which address specific civic issues, before the Friday, September 28, 2018 deadline. “Richmond residents can make a positive impact

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10 ways to make it easier for your business to get government funding

Government grants, contributions, and tax credits are a great source of funding for SMEs. Unlike equity investments, grants mean you don’t have to give funders a stake in your business to attract this money. However, the volume of funds available and complex application process often overwhelm entrepreneurs. Here are 10 tips to help your business

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Win a $20,000 Scholarship from Tourism Richmond

Mentorship. Financing. Investment. Tourism. What do these things have in common? They’re all found in the Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship, offered by Tourism Richmond. The objective of the Pacific. Authentic. Scholarship is to support the growth of Richmond’s tourism industry, not only by investing financially, but also by being actively involved in the initiative through mentoring

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Richmond Business News – September 2018

Richmond businesses did not slow down over the summer!  IKEA opened a new customer distribution center, the Richmond Night Market discussed its role as a start-up incubator for food businesses, Herbaland Naturals explored new export markets, and Premium Brands expanded its holdings to include an organic chicken producer. These stories and more in the September

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q2 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 – July 2018

Major local business news and success stories for the month of July include local CEO inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame, 3 new local breweries joining the BC Ale Trail partner program, local clean tech company helping to build 5 all-electric ferries in Norway and an award winning software startup creating a system to

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Scale your Progressive Food Business with Feeding Growth

Give your progressive food business a leg up with Feeding Growth. Feeding Growth’s Scale Your Progressive Food Business is a five-part workshop series that provides practical tips to environmentally progressive, organic, ethical, and socially responsible packaged goods companies at critical stages of expansion. Feeding Growth alumni include award-winning businesses such as Wize Monkey, Spread’em Kitchen

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Nominate your Richmond business for one of these 3 awards in 2018

Whether your business is in tourism, retail, manufacturing or technology, there’s an award out there for you – and even the process of nominating your company can have huge benefits. Each industry has its own award program where businesses vie to be recognized for excellence in their field. There are also more general, non-industry-specific business

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Richmond Business News – June 2018

Major local business news and success stories for the month of June include companies nominated for BC’s “food Oscars”, announcement of a $9.1 billion expansion project at YVR, recognition of Richmond’s Asian food scene in the New York Times, and more! Richmond companies nominated for BC’s “food Oscars” A number of Richmond companies including Organika,

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City supports next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs

6 December 2017 For the fourth year in a row, the City of Richmond supported the Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL Canada) program by organizing a business tour for high school students enrolled in the program. YELL Canada is a registered Canadian charity that was founded by three entrepreneurs including Richmond businessperson and past Economic

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New growth supports expansion of key Richmond services

01 February 2018 Richmond is continuing to enjoy robust, sustained growth with more than $2.4 billion in new development during the current Council term, said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in his Annual Address Thursday. The new growth is supporting the achievement of key City objectives, including providing funding of a new Capstan Station on the Canada

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City of Richmond selected as finalist in Smart Cities Challenge

01 June 2018 The City of Richmond has been named as a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge. Twenty finalists were announced on Friday by federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi. “This is a tremendous honour and we are very excited about the next phase of the competition,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

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