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
FUEL SAVING TECHNOLOGY FOR DIESEL ENGINES FOR SALE is a business for sale in BC.

FUEL SAVING TECHNOLOGY FOR DIESEL ENGINES FOR SALE

2803 W 35th Ave, Vancouver, BC
This fuel saving/engine performance improvement technology has been successfully used by a hundreds of shipping companies around the world and proven to be very effective.@A brand new US 10,851,710 B2 patent has been obtained Dec. 1, 2020.More detailed information about this technology@ can be found... continue

Fully Updated Retail Building in Historic Gastown is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Fully Updated Retail Building in Historic Gastown

228 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1C8
LocationHistoric Gastown location! This property is located on the east side of Abbott Street, between Water Street and West Cordova Street. This historic neighborhood is home to many of the cities trendiest restaurants, retailers, galleries, and cafes.FeaturesFull retail buildingFully renovated/upd... continue

Commercial & Industrial Janitorial Company is a business for sale in BC.

Commercial & Industrial Janitorial Company

214-625 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
A solid entrepreneurial or significant acquisition by growth opportunity exists with this well-established industrial and commercial janitorial company in Western Canada. This business is built on decades of experience and support that a new owner will walk into while acquiring an opportunity that h... 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