About Us

Our Purpose

The Vancouver Economic Commission’s purpose is to contribute to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero carbon and resilient local economy, competitively positioned in the global market

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) serves one of the world’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economies. VEC works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by providing programs, supporting local companies, convening with purpose, attracting targeted high-impact investment, and conducting and publishing thoughtful leading-edge industry research. As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, VEC contributes to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero-carbon and resilient Vancouver economy, competitively positioned in the global market today and in the future.

VEC is an external agency of the City of Vancouver governed by the Societies Act.

VEC respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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VEC Services

VEC serves the business community’s needs across six pillars:

Entrepreneurship & Industry Support

VEC provides mentorship, business-to-business and investment opportunities for local companies through a wide range of programs, workshops and events.

Research & Analysis

VEC publishes leading-edge industry research on key opportunities and challenges for businesses, investors, policy makers and job seekers.

Talent Attraction & Development

VEC works to identify and fill professional talent gaps to sustain Vancouver’s economic growth, while working with partners to generate well-paying local jobs.

Capital Access & Attraction

VEC helps local businesses access capital at all stages of fund-raising by organizing business-to-business matchmaking, hosting deal-flow events and connecting companies to other funding opportunities.

Trade & High-Impact Investment

VEC welcomes trade delegations and conducts trade missions while helping local companies access and build customer bases in international markets. We attract cross-border investment and assist international companies in landing and expanding in Vancouver.

Navigating & Branding Vancouver

VEC proudly shares success stories of Vancouver businesses and positions Vancouver as a business, employment and investment destination.

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How to Contact Us

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VEC helps businesses build here, grow here, thrive here and arrive here. We are the go-to agency for business opportunities in Vancouver.

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Media Inquiries

Please direct all and news-related queries to:

Ingrid Valou
Communications Specialist
+1 604-868-1990 | Email

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Vancouver Economic Commission is a Climate Smart Certified Business
Vancouver Economic Commission is a climate friendly company with Offsetters. We measured our greenhouse gas emissions and purchased carbon offsets to neutralize our emissions from scope 2 and 3 emissions (we didn’t have any scope 1 emissions). We’re proud to do business while taking action on climate change.
Vancouver Economic Commission is a Climate Smart Certified Business