From digital to clean tech, green jobs to the creative sector, and social entrepreneurs to a growing maker movement, Vancouver has been quietly building a strong, resilient and world class Innovation Economy.
It's one of the main reasons Vancouver is forecasted to be the #1 city for economic growth in Canada for 2016, and why Vancouver has been named as one of the top ten startup ecosystems in the world.
The City of Vancouver works hard through policy initiatives like the Greenest City, Digital Strategy and the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan to support growth in these sectors, but there's still much more the City can do to support the Innovation Economy.
Fundamental parts of the City's DNA - zoning, planning, transportation networks, even where amneities are located - were developed at a time when most of Vancouver's economy was quite different.
Join Councillor Andrea Reimer to discuss Vancouver's successes in growing Vancouver’s innovation economy, and hear from you on how we can accelerate the transformation to an economy that supports innovators.
Early Council - Vancouver's Tech Economy
Monday, April 25th, 2016 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am
The Juice Truck | 28 W 5th Avenue
Includes muffins and coffee by donation