Investing in BC's Lower Mainland/Southwest Region

Overview

The Mainland/Southwest is B.C.'s most populous region, home to 2.8 million people or 61 percent of the provincial population. This dynamic metropolitan area offers economic opportunities, a mild climate, an active lifestyle and all the amenities of a vibrant urban centre.

One of the most ethnically diverse areas in Canada, Mainland/Southwest is made up of the city of Vancouver and th... Read More

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Community Size: 39,865.49 km²

The BC Economic Atlas provides an intuitive way to gain a better understanding of B.C.’s vibrant economy and diverse communities by making information available from thousands of data sources through the use of interactive maps. This information can be used for opportunity identification and business case analysis by site selectors and corporate investors.

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NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).

 

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Recent opportunities in the area
Window Coverings Franchise and Custom Closet Company is a business for sale in BC.

Window Coverings Franchise and Custom Closet Company

215-625 Howe St, Vancouver, BC
This is an opportunity to invest in a unique business model that is a combination of franchise and independent business in the Lower Mainland.The franchise brand is renowned for its custom window coverings sales and installation services in North America. This company owns multiple territories with ... continue

1472 Crown Street is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

1472 Crown Street

1472 Crown Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 1G5
- One Grade Loading Door - One Washroom - 23' Clear Ceiling Heights - 6 parking stalls - Gas fired heaters - Ample Natural Light - Open warehouse (4,000 SF) Brochure: https://listingsprod.blob.core.windows.net/ourlistings-can/a7ab85bd-d012-4bde-b91c-c022ef3679c9/57724931-c9fe-4031-a2d4-0c7ce89a4d33... continue

the Electra - Office Suites is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

121 - the Electra - Office Suites

970 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2R4
Newly Renovated Downtown Office Space Available. Unit 121 In The Electra High rise. New flooring and paint. Bright space with opening window views of downtown Vancouver.... continue

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Vaudeville Sound Opens New Studio in British Columbia

British Columbia boasts a range of opportunities in film, television, game development and virtual and altered reality. It’s what made Vancouver the ideal location for Vaudeville Studio’s new Canadian studio. Vaudeville’s U.K. and U.S. post audio studios are based out of London... continue

 
 
Nano-Lit Technologies: Advancing the Future of Lighting

Nano-Lit Technologies has embraced the importance of natural light in health and wellbeing, by developing quantum dot LED lighting fixtures with technology that mimics the highly saturated colours of sunlight. Nano-Lit delivers sunlight on demand by emulating the sun from sunrise to sunset... continue

 
 
British Columbia’s Mythical City Games Partners with Hypereal VR in China

Virtual reality, altered reality and video gaming are big business in British Columbia, and local companies have been attracting partnerships and investment from compatible international enterprises. It’s easy for businesses here to collaborate with Asian businesses because of frequent... continue