Marine-dependent businesses operating in and around the Lower Fraser River have come together, as the voice of the working river, to create the Fraser
River Industrial Association (FRIA). FRIA seeks to raise the profile of the Lower Fraser River as a key component of our local, provincial and national economies and to draw attention to the prosperity that the river brings to neighbouring municipalities.
The BC Major Projects Inventory contains summary information on major projects in the Province of BC that are over $15 million capital costs or $20 Million in the Lower Mainland- Vancouver Area.
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The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce represents the hundreds of voices of business owners, employees and volunteers who are collectively working towards a better future for our region. We are many voices working together and achieving what one voice alone cannot.
Our role as a Chamber is to assist in the creation of an environment that will lead to increased growth in economic activity – a vibrant private sector, investment attraction, job creation and greater competitiveness.
Thank you to all of the businesses who have supported us in the development of this magazine.
We are not a government organization but a business assocation that exists to represent our business community. Thank you to our members and please take a moment to visit our member listing in this magazine.
Annually the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce summarizes the position statements and recommendations of Chambers from across Canada.
Your comments, amendments and recommendations for change are welcome!
President and CEO
Port Metro Vancouver
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T4
Dear Mr. Silvester:
Re: Applications for the development or expansion of coal-transfer facilities within Port Metro Vancouver’s jurisdiction
The BC Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize its long-standing positive relationship with Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) and the many common goals that our two organizations share. Notably, both of our organizations are committed to driving economic growth in B.C. and beyond.
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At its May meeting the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors welcomed Mr. Stan Weismiller and Mr. Russ Bain from the Braid Street Business Association.
The Board was unanimous in its support for the “Calls to Action” issued by the businesses in the Braid Street Area and furthermore the Chamber Directors will be participating in a walking tour of the area in the very near future.
A Changing Population
Over the past three decades the Lower Mainland (comprising the Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Squamish-Lillooet Regional Districts) has seen its population on almost double in size, growing from 1.5 million to 2.7 million residents between 1981 and 2011, an 84 percent increase (on an annual basis growth averaged 2.1 percent).
The City of New Westminster has retained Urbanics Consultants Ltd. To undertake a study of the commercial land use marketability for its Downtown area, with residential land uses to be excluded from this study. This is within the context of the New Westminster Downtown having been identified as one of the eight Regional Town Centres in the Metro Vancouver area’s Livable Region Strategic Plan.
The BC Major Projects Inventory contains summary information on major projects in BC, that are over $15 Million capital cost or $20 Million in the Lower Mainland- Vancouver area. As of June 2010, the information in this published version of the BC Major Projects Inventory is prepared by Rene Corcoran, although it is now owned and published by the Province of British Columbia.
This document sets out a plan to improve the economic base of the City of New Westminster. By making the local economy stronger, the City intends to improve the whole community and make the quality of life better for residents of New Westminster.