Squamish Economic Development

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.

We work to support sustainable economic development which considers the economic, social, and environmental well-being of local residents.

We support the local business community and future sector growth by providing business intelligence for decision-making purposes. This includes, managing and conducting primary and secondary research and providing economic development expertise to internal staff and external stakeholders. Our research work informs policy development, investment and business decisions.

We focus on encouraging strategic investments and new firm growth in priority sectors of our economy to generate new employment and economic resiliency locally.   

Finally, through our research knowledge and economic development expertise, we facilitate supportive programming and partnerships that are aimed at supporting local sectors of our economy.

Governance Approach

What we do
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Business Intelligence

We support policy, business, and investment decisions to stimulate existing and new firm growth

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Investment Activities

We encourage new strategic sector and existing business growth

Programming & Services

We facilitate new programs and services aimed at growing local businesses and new businesses in strategic sectors

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.

Tourism Impact Study

This study, funded by provincial grant, seeks to understand the impact of tourism on Squamish and understand the industry dynamics on the market

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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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