What makes a city a truly great place to live – so great that it tops a list of desirable cities worldwide? It’s a hot debate, with everyone measuring and weighing different variables.
If you are an investor or site selector, locating in one of those genuinely exceptional cities can go a long way towards supporting your recruitment and retention of the best, most talented professionals. Canada is proud to be home to three of the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World in 2019; Vancouver, British Columbia is the world’s sixth most livable city.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) defines livable cities as those with access to healthcare, quality education, transportation infrastructure and measures their performance in cost of living, population density, air quality, connectivity and green space. EIU’s top cities have low crime and corruption rates and are located in countries that rate high in democracy.
Vancouver, British Columbia, is a vibrant metropolitan region and one of Canada’s most multicultural areas. Located in British Columbia’s Mainland/Southwest region, Vancouver benefits from all the infrastructure of a dynamic urban centre, including Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver. The Mainland/Southwest economy offers trade and investment opportunities and is home to a wide variety of sectors.
Discover why British Columbia is such a great place to buy or invest: read five features that make British Columbia one of North America’s most competitive, flexible and supportive business climates.
Stay current on future investment and trade opportunities and news about trade and investment in British Columbia, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Thanks to our colleagues in the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, Business Intelligence team for their contribution to this blog.
Vancouver tech ecosystem was ranked second in Canada in 2022, and Vancouver-based Visier has expanded their global footprint in Europe and California.
British Columbia (B.C.) representatives recently conducted the first post-COVID-19 forestry trade mission to Japan.
Trade and Invest BC helps facilitate foreign direct investment and has Trade and Investment Representatives in markets around the world. Contact the representative nearest you for support in investing in British Columbia.