Invest Vancouver is the Metro Vancouver region’s economic development leadership service representing 21 municipalities, one treaty First Nation, one electoral area.
The work of Invest Vancouver is built around three integrated functional areas first set out in the business plan approved by the Metro Vancouver Regional District Board of Directors in 2019 when the service was being established.
Data, research and policy
The Data, Research and Policy (DRP) team supports investment and job creation in key export-oriented industries, discerning the factors driving their growth, identifying gaps along the product-service value chains, and articulating the underlying competitive advantages of the Metro Vancouver region. Through the identification of opportunities and challenges faced by firms in these industries, the DRP team develops recommendations to inform policy and to influence decision-makers in strengthening the regional value proposition across key industries in order to increase the region’s global competitiveness.
Amplifying the region’s unique industrial strengths and value proposition, the Collaboration team is responsible for strategic initiatives, partnerships, and international promotion. Acting as a regional convener and facilitating one voice on regional priorities, key objectives of the Collaboration team are to advance initiatives supporting strategic investment into the Metro Vancouver region; to promote the Metro Vancouver region to a global audience; and to communicate research and policy recommendations to decision-makers to influence economic development.
Strategic Investment is Invest Vancouver’s investment attraction and promotion program. The Strategic Investment team is the primary point of contact for prospective international and domestic business investors seeking to locate or expand business operations in the Metro Vancouver region. The Strategic Investment team also supports business retention and expansion efforts within the region. Strategic Investment develops an understanding of each client’s business objectives and underlying needs to serve as a trusted advisor, providing technical assistance, local connections, and business intelligence on a variety of topics and/or referral to appropriate resources and local partners as required