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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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Richmond Business News – December 2019

Credit: Harbour Air News Richmond local business news for December saw Harbour Air propel into the future with the world’s first electric flight of a commercial airplane. Check out the story below: Industrial real estate sales in Richmond set new record at nearly $332 million: report Richmond industrial real estate sales set new records last

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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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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is pleased to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation and 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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Richmond’s Aviation Sector Soars into the Spotlight

Winners at the 2019 Silver Wings Industry and Scholarship Awards Celebration. Home to British Columbia’s first flight, Richmond’s aviation sector may be best known for the Vancouver International Airport on Sea Island; however it is so much more than meets the sky. From providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, advanced aviation technology, aircraft parts distribution,

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Richmond Business News – October 2019

MS Roald Amundsen October was a month full of awards and recognition for Richmond businesses. Major local business news and successes include the following stories: World’s First Hybrid Cruise Ship, MS Roald Amundsen Launches in Vancouver The battery packs on board are made in Richmond B.C. by Norwegian-Canadian company Corvus Energy. Travel Pulse Canada •  September

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Digital skills revolution presents opportunity for Canadian business growth

 Photo: Industry leaders met to discuss The Future of Work: a digital skills revolution at the 8th Annual City of Richmond Business and Partner Appreciation Event. (L to R: Kyle Treleaven, Brad Tindall, Deborah Versteeg, Holly Peck, Jean-Francois Perrault, Mayor Malcolm Brodie) Businesses that invest in digital skills will be more resilient and successful when

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World Tourism Day – Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organization were adopted. The 2019 World Tourism Day theme is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all.

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Richmond Business News – September 2019

Photo submitted by Clarissa Roque September’s local business headlines highlight Richmond’s diverse economy with stories ranging from award-winning jacket designs, pharmaceutical drone deliveries to a new coding centre opening in Steveston. MDA Selected to Build Robotic Interfaces for Canadarm3 on NASA-led Gateway MDA, a Maxar company, announced that it has been awarded two contracts from

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q2 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, BC: The Gateway to Hollywood North

B.C., referred to as “Hollywood North” by those in the industry, is one of the top three international full-service film production centres in North America.  Home to the Vancouver International Airport, Richmond shares the same time zone as Los Angeles and connects the region to the heart of North America’s entertainment industry with over 80,

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Richmond Business News – August 2019

Read about Richmond’s business collaborations, YVR maintaining one of the world’s highest airport credit ratings and new designer outlets joining the McArthurGlen family in this month’s Business in Richmond e-news. MDA to Play Key Role in Government of Canada-funded Network to Advance Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Agriculture The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network will

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5 Tips for Creating an E-Commerce Website for Market Expansion

How can you use the Internet to grow your business and expand into new markets? To answer this question, BDC conducted a survey of almost 1,500 Canadian entrepreneurs. Read the entire Expand Online study here. BDC’s Philippe Desjardins, who specializes in helping entrepreneurs with their digital strategies, says companies that have e-commerce websites generally see their

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