What's New

Stakeholders are involved in the process of forming a new regional public-private collaboration on promoting and expanding Metro Vancouver’s prosperity. Read about the opportunities and challenges of the development trajectory of our regional economy in this new paper Dynamics of Economic Change in Metro Vancouver by UBC professors Trevor Barnes and Tom Hutton:

Recent Events

August 2017 Update: The Regional Prosperity Initiative Steering Committee has developed a high level set of recommendations for a new public-private collaborative organization for advancing the prosperity of the Metro Vancouver region. The proposal will be presented at the September 15th by-invitation Regional Prosperity Forum, which will bring together regional leaders for an exchange of ideas on the topic.

March 2017 Update: Two projects have been initiated by the Regional Prosperity Initiative Steering Committee. The Regional Mobile Business Licence project aims to enable mobile businesses to become licensed across the region more easily, and municipal representatives are convening to shape the project. A Regional Filming Portal is also being pursued through a working group involving municipal and industry representatives – the aim is to establish a portal for the filming industry to help access all municipalities’ various permitting processes.

January 2017 Update: A report commissioned by Metro Vancouver has been released – Dynamics of Economic Change in Metro Vancouver: Networked Economies and Globalizing Urban Regions. The paper outlines the economic landscape of our region, and how it has changed over recent decades.