This project has now concluded.

Coquitlam is working to build a high quality of life for current and future generations supported by a strong local economy and local jobs. A new Economic Development Strategy (EDS) will help us to achieve this.

The final Economic Development Strategy has now been unanimously adopted by Council. It was developed through extensive research, analysis, and public engagement. Building upon Coquitlam’s strengths and assets, it identifies challenges as well as future opportunities for the City, and builds on engagement with businesses, community organizations, youth, and First Nations economic development organizations, to contribute to a strategy that works for everyone. It also builds on the City’s solid foundation of existing planning work, such as the City’s Strategic Plan, Official Community Plan, Technology Strategy, Tourism Strategy and many others.

The Economic Development Strategy will serve as a unifying and guiding roadmap, providing a clear five-year action plan that supports our local economy as well as the ongoing establishment of a complete community in order to position Coquitlam for success. The strategy will help strengthen the City’s position as a place for business and a desired quality of life.

What We Heard

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback to help build our Economic Development Strategy.

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The Economic Development Strategy Survey has now concluded