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Manufacturing & Transport

Jan 30, 2019
Industrial vacancy rate hits another historic low in Vancouver
By the Editors

You could see this coming. During the last quarter of 2018, the City of Vancouver’s industrial vacancy rate dropped again, from 1.7 to 1.4 percent, according to a new report from Los Angeles–based real estate services firm CBRE Group. The study, Vancouver Industrial Market Statistics, Trends and Projections, points out that industrial has never...

Jan 22, 2019
Vancouver drops two spots in shared mobility ranking
By the Editors

After ranking fifth in the 2018 Shared Mobility City Index (SMCI) by transportation consultant Movmi Shared Transportation Services, Vancouver dropped two spots, to No. 7, in this year’s report. The study, by Vancouver-based Movmi, aims to assess the scope of and expansion potential for shared mobility in 20 major North American cities. Unsurprisingly...

Jan 7, 2019
Constructive Relationships: The Lil’wat Nation’s plan for economic development
Jessica Natale Woollard

Midway up Blackcomb Mountain, a team from Murphy Construction Corp. is building a 23,000-square-foot storage barn for a new 10-person gondola that is expected to have the highest capacity in North America. The development is part of $66 million in...

Nov 26, 2018
Infrastructure Supports Expansion

BCBusiness + C&D Logistics Ltd. The term banner year may be overused in the business world, but there’s no other way to describe the remarkable near-100 percent growth C&D Logistics Ltd. has experienced in 2018, and with no end for future growth. It’s...

Nov 19, 2018
B.C.'s Pot Players: The Extractor
Nathan Caddell

For Pete Patterson and his Vitalis Extraction Technology co-founders, James Seabrook and Joel Sherlock, what interested them about the cannabis industry wasn’t necessarily the plant itself. It was the diversity of products or, more accurately, the process that could churn them out. Kelowna-based Vitalis incorporated in early 2016 and had 50 staff as...

Oct 19, 2018
Upward Mobility: Is Vancouver's approach to transportation sustainable?
Matt O'Grady

Vancouver is a city that enjoys basking in its own press. Each year, when the Economist or Mercer puts out its “best” or “most livable” list, Lotusland regularly cracks the top five. But every so often, a contrarian report puts Vancouver in...

Aug 31, 2018
Poll: Is #MeToo bringing about positive change in your workplace?
By the Editors

Mustel Group conducted two surveys for BCBusiness in the spring. The first, from May 28 to June 11, asked 500 people in Metro Vancouver how they were dealing with high gasoline prices. Of the 446 who drove, almost half were...

Aug 7, 2018
Vote for Vancouver's best new bike rack design
By the Editors

The City of Vancouver is looking for new bike racks that: • Are fun, functional and hold two bikes• Can be fabricated and installed cost-effectively• Reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way A judging panel has reduced 450 submissions to six designs—and members of the public can check out prototypes and vote...

Aug 7, 2018
Bright Ideas: One B.C. family is painting the province neon
Felicity Stone

Troy Hibbs arrives at his office looking none the worse for wear despite being up during the night with his two-year-old daughter, Lillya, who has stomach flu. But then, family figures prominently in his business, TDH (Troy David Hibbs) Experiential...

Jul 16, 2018
A Clever Diversion Is Taking Place

BCBusiness + Tymac Launch Service Ltd. It’s not surprising that since cruise ships are like small towns travelling through some of the world’s most beautiful ecosystems, they have been singled out for environmental scrutiny. In response, companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises...

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