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

Westcoast Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

15661 76A Ave, Surrey, BC, BC, V3S 3P9
Westcoast Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is an Investment Opportunity in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This Investment Opportunity allows you to join the #1 Carpet Cleaning Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine for 31 years under the Carpet Cleaning franchise category.... continue

Westside Vancouver Restaurant is a business for sale in BC.

Westside Vancouver Restaurant

Confidential, Vancouver, BC
Cozy, well-designed restaurant with liquor license, 10' commercial hood and walk-in fridge. Located on a prime westside street with tons of foot @ car traffic it also has shared parking for two dozen cars in the back and an affordable lease of $6.3K all-in with 2+ years left. Already successful, you... continue


45780 Yale Rd W

45780 Yale Rd W, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2N4
The Subject Properties are located on the east side of Yale Road and are to the south of Railway Avenue. This intersection of Yale Road benefits from a daily traffic count of over 30,000. The Subject Properties are also less than a 5 minute drive to Highway No. 1.... continue

Success Stories

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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

 
 
Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners Goes for Gold in Beijing

Whistler, British Columbia is known as a world–class ski resort and one of the host cities for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, but it is also now being recognized as home to one of the world’s preeminent resort planners.Ecosign Mountain Resort Planners has designed resorts and... continue