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Welcome to Squamish, B.C.

Young, entrepreneurial and growing, Squamish is poised for big things. From our global reach to our supportive business community and competitive real estate rates, we're ready to do business with you!

Why Squamish


We've done it again. We're No. 1!

Squamish has been ranked as a top place to work for three years running by BCBusiness magazine. Read on to hear first hand from our local business community why Squamish is such a great place to work, live and play.

See Why

Learn more about starting or growing a business, or investing in Squamish.

Thinking of starting a business in Squamish? Our tools and resources will help you get started today.


Ready to grow your business? Need some inspiration? Access our tools and resources for inspiring ideas and advice.


An unparalleled lifestyle, competitive workforce and strong growth help make Squamish the right place to invest.

Check out our latest tool! Business Directory by Industry

Use this new, interactive map to browse Squamish businesses by industry.

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A guide for starting or growing your business in Squamish

Whether you are starting or growing your business in Squamish this guide features a practical checklist to help ensure you don't miss a step along the way.  What are you waiting for? Download your copy today.

Download the guide

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Read our hiring & retention guide.

Get an overview of the Squamish workforce with fresh new data, as well as practical tips and tools to help your company find and retain employees in Squamish.

Read the guide

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Find local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions.
Review the Business Climate

Access local statistics, tax and permit information, plus incentives and trends.

Research your Customers

Get local demographic, location and market size information.

Analyze your Competition

Use this simple competitive analysis to learn about your competitors.

Discover Industry Trends

Get industry-specific benchmarks and trends for better decision-making.

Evaluate the Workforce

Learn about our local workforce with this interactive tool.

Search Available Properties

Find available properties for lease and sale.

Identify Community Facilities

Locate parks, schools, medical facilities and more.

Find local businesses by industry

Use this custom tool to see where local businesses are located by industry.

Take advantage of our business tools and resources.

We've got tools and resources to get you started or growing, or to help with your decision to invest in Squamish.

Tools & Resources

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Land your dream job in Squamish.

Ranked in recent years as one of the top three cities for work by BC Business Magazine, Squamish has a wide range of employment opportunities from the clean energy to tourism sectors.


Work in Squamish

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Looking to hire?

Squamish is full of talented individuals with complementary skill sets. Use these tools and resources to better understand the job market and build your team.

Find talent

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5 reasons to do business in Squamish

Unparalleled lifestyle

We're hardwired for adventure, offer proximity to Metro Vancouver and Whistler, and have all the amenities you could want or need.


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International access

Squamish is connected to the world by rail, deep-sea port, air and highway.

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Competitive workforce

Our fast-growing, highly educated and young workforce choose Squamish for our unique mountain-meets-ocean lifestyle.

Find Employees

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Strong growth

Squamish is poised for big things thanks to strong growth in a wide range of sectors that include clean energy, forestry, manufacturing, technology and tourism.

Research Sectors

Attractive business climate

Competitive commercial and residential real estate rates plus incentives for development make Squamish an attractive place to do business.

Start Investing

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Stay informed and connect with others.
Partner Organizations

These organizations can help you grow your business.

District of Squamish News

Stay up to date with the latest Squamish news.

Community Events

Participate in community events to help propel your business forward.

We're here to help.

Get in touch with Economic Development to find out more about starting or growing your business or investing in Squamish today.

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