Squamish Economic Development
About

Economic Development supports the vibrancy of the existing business community while strategically positioning Squamish for future economic growth.

Economic Development supports the vibrancy of the existing business community while strategically positioning Squamish for future economic growth.

Sustaining healthy growth

We work with local businesses to ease business constraints, and to provide information and tools to facilitate growth.

Specifically, our mandate is to:

  • Support a vibrant and profitable local economy
  • Promote Squamish as place of business
  • Support a collaborative relationship between private and public sectors
  • Provide information in support of a healthy local economy

The District of Squamish, through its economic development services, supports the vibrancy of the existing business community while strategically positioning the community for future economic growth. Economic Development works with the business community to ease business constraints, provide expertise and tools to local business, and liaises with the business community and government to support policy development and programs that lead to growth opportunities for the community.

What we do
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Partner

We support business growth and productivity, and better connect businesses to regional, provincial, national and global networks.

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Facilitate

Our programs and initiatives address the labour gap, drive business growth and improve infrastructure to better connect the local economy.

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Communicate & Advocate

Our policies, programs and funding address local labour gaps and drive inclusion to remove barriers and expedite growth for local businesses.

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Prioritize

We assess and monitor labour gaps, apply a data-driven approach to sustainable growth and attach economic goals to business infrastructure.

Strategy and Plans
Economic Action Plan

Hardwired for Business, Economic Action Plan 2017-2019 is the foundation strategy for the District of Squamish's Economic Development Department.

Employment Lands Strategy

The Employment Lands Strategy helps to ensure there are sufficient employment
lands to meet a range of potential future needs through 2031.

Community Digital Strategy

The goal of the Squamish Digital Strategy is to determine how we can better leverage technology to meet the growing needs of our citizens.

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Like the images you see on this site? The Economic Development team worked with Nicole Gurney Photography to create authentic visuals that showcase Squamish's unique and vibrant business environment, and they are available for our partners' use. Please email us to request use of an image from our library.

Special thanks to Jesse McKinnon for the videography, and to Laurence Crossman-Emms for providing an image of collaboration in Downtown Squamish for our site homepage.

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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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