BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and the City of Coquitlam

Invest, innovate and grow in Coquitlam

Coquitlam towers and Skytrain

The City of Coquitlam, located in the heart of Metro Vancouver, is one of the fastest growing communities in the Lower Mainland and British Columbia. Its population of 150,000 is estimated to be 176,000 by 2021 and 224,000 by 2041.


Coquitlam’s proximity to Vancouver, access to markets, transportation and housing options, recreation opportunities, highly educated labour force, open and accessible local government and innovative business community are some of the factors that are driving economic growth.

Investment and economic growth

Coquitlam, which is the regional service centre for Northeast Metro Vancouver, is experiencing tremendous growth and investment. Public infrastructure projects such as the Evergreen SkyTrain Extension, combined with significant investment in private sector development projects (an average of $392 million per year in building permits over the past five years), have made Coquitlam a popular destination for businesses and investors.

Superb quality of life

Coquitlam has competitive housing prices, diverse housing choices, high-quality education opportunities, an array of dining and shopping options and accessible transportation services. Coquitlam also has vast recreation opportunities, including an extensive trail network and an abundance of parks, a variety of sport and cultural amenities and an expanding network of civic facilities. These attributes are motivating people and businesses to relocate to Coquitlam.

Open for business

The City has streamlined processes and is committed to the continuous improvement of the business environment. In 2013, the City of Coquitlam was honoured with the BC Small Business Roundtable’s Open for Business Award. In 2018, Business LinQ, an award winning one-stop business resource centre, was established to assist existing and prospective business owners in learning what is required to operate a business in Coquitlam, as well as navigating the City’s permitting processes. Coquitlam’s leaders are dedicated to building a strong community and economy that continues to attract and retain businesses, entrepreneurs and investors.

To learn more about the advantages in Coquitlam, contact the Economic Development Office at economicdevelopment@coquitlam.ca

Economic Development Division, City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way,
Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2