Region: Lower Mainland/Southwest
Regional District: Greater Vancouver
Maple Ridge is primed and ready for investment. We’re not only one of the fastest growing regions in Metro Vancouver, our residents also have growing spending power. The average annual household income in Maple Ridge is over $93,000 and we’ve seen average incomes grow by 13% over the past five years1. A growing population with an increasing disposable income presents great opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs and investors focused on value.
It's no wonder that Maple Ridge is attracting attention as the new investment centre of the Lower Mainland. Residents and businesses are drawn to the city by our spectacular natural beauty, affordability, diverse workforce and accessibility to major transportation. Our goal is to attract investment to diversify the economy and create high value local jobs. To do this, we have developed a strategic plan focused on priority investment attraction sectors: advanced manufacturing, technology, education, tourism and agriculture.
To keep this momentum going, Maple Ridge is actively fostering a business climate that encourages private investment and a thriving local economy. Investment by new and existing companies helps meet the growing demand for the high-value local jobs our community needs, and contributes to a sustainable, vibrant economy for generations to come. Maple Ridge was named the 2010-2015 #5 Top Canadian Investment City by the Real Estate Investment Network.
The new Town Centre and Employment Land investment incentive programs are specifically designed to accelerate job growth in Maple Ridge. The Town Centre and the Employment Land investment incentive programs offer a wide variety of incentives for new commercial construction, renovation and façade improvement projects including municipal property tax exemptions, building permit fee discounts, and partnering incentives that reduce DCCs.
Creating a welcoming business climate is what we’re all about. If you’re looking for a new home for you or your business, it’s easy to see why you should make Maple Ridge your next move. To learn more, call 604-467-7320 or visit www.mapleridge.ca.
1. BC Business, Best Cities for Work in BC, Dec 2014
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