Economic Development

Are you starting a business, expanding your current operation, or considering Richmond as a new location for your business? We can help.

The City of Richmond’s Economic Development Office has a mandate to strategically grow Richmond’s business and employment base and to ensure that the City maintains a competitive business environment.

Looking for information and resources? Visit Business in Richmond to:

  • Find information on Richmond’s business advantages, key sectors, and quality of life,
  • Search for available commercial space and/or facilities in Richmond,
  • View the latest local economic data for key intel on factors affecting the business climate, and
  • Learn more about services available to businesses and investors.

Need more help or want to discuss your opportunity? The Economic Development Office can assist businesses with the following:

  • Providing one-on-one support to businesses planning to operate, expand or relocate to Richmond
  • Serving as a liaison to assist businesses with navigating City processes
  • Assisting with identifying a Richmond location for your business
  • Identifying economic development and other incentives for operating in Richmond
  • Connecting you with local and regional business services and other government agencies

Are you looking for help with starting a business? The following provides information and key resources for how to start a business in Richmond:

Contact the Economic Development Office

Manager, Economic Development: Jill Shirey

Business Development Liaison: Julie-Anne Toda-Sinclair

Tourism Development Liaison: Sherry Baumgardner

Project Lead, Economic Initiatives: Hashir Safi 604-247-4934

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