Visit our Existing Businesses page for information about business support, licensing options and Planning and Development services, resources and opportunities.
Strong economic growth. A culture of innovation and collaboration. A highly educated workforce. Central location with efficient transportation options. These are some of the key benefits of doing business in Coquitlam.
Tap in to one of British Columbia’s fastest-growing cities. Let us help you. We can provide the tools, so you can build a framework for your successful venture.
Check out a few facts and figures about Coquitlam:
Find more statistics and market data on the Analyze Your Market page.
Coquitlam is the regional service centre for Northeast Metro Vancouver. As such, we’re seeing tremendous growth and investment. Our location and transportation network make Coquitlam an attractive choice for business. We’re 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver by road or rail. International airports, United States border crossings and the Port of Vancouver are all easy to access.
Coquitlam’s City Centre is a showcase for the flair and diversity of our population. Connected by SkyTrain, we have one of Metro Vancouver’s best shopping and dining areas. The urban atmosphere complements our excellent community and outdoor amenities.
Visit our Coquitlam Advantages page to learn more about our transportation, business and lifestyle benefits.
Coquitlam’s Economic Development office fosters a climate where local business can grow and prosper. We welcome new investors and businesses to our community.
We also support existing businesses to succeed and grow. Learn more about our support for the business community on the Coquitlam Business Connects page.
If you’re a film scout or film student, contact our Film Office. We can help you scope out your next location and walk you through the steps involved for business licences, fees and applications.
The goal of the Coquitlam Tourism Office is to encourage local spend, boost the number of visitors to our community and increase the tourism dollars spent here.
Would your business benefit from being profiled on the Visit Coquitlam website? Maybe it’s a retail shop, restaurant or upcoming event you want to tell us about, or you have a blog idea that could inspire others to explore. Email the Tourism Office to tell us about it! We’re here to help.
So, you have a business idea you’d like to get off the ground.
Before you start signing documents, drop in to our Business LinQ office at Coquitlam City Hall. This service is free, and can prevent costly mistakes and help you save time.
In a one-on-one meeting, we can advise you on:
Access the fastest internet and telecom speeds available. Coquitlam was the first in Canada to create a municipal fibre optic utility. Today our network extends nearly 90 kilometres throughout the entire community.
Find out how you can connect to Coquitlam’s state-of-the-art fibre optic network, QNet.
Are you interested in improving your commercial or retail space? Ask us about our Commercial Tenant Improvement Fast Track Process.
Watch for updates from the City of Coquitlam about our Business Recognition program. We love to recognize the successes and contributions of local companies.