Business Environment

RetailThe City of Coquitlam is committed to creating a business environment which allows your business to grow and prosper. The City has streamlined processes and is committed to the continuous improvement of the business environment. The City of Coquitlam is dedicated to ensuring that you receive excellent value from your investments in our community. 

Coquitlam supports the success of your business and aims to be the easiest place in Metro Vancouver to start and grow a business – these factors contribute to our success:

  • Location  Coquitlam's major industrial area is positioned near the geographic centre of Metro Vancouver with easy access to the expanding TransCanada Highway corridor. This area has been the choice of major retailers including IKEA, Home Depot, Rona, HomeSense and other major furniture retailers. Serving as the business and retail core of the Northeast Metro area, Coquitlam City Centre will be served by SkyTrain (rapid transit). City Centre offers an attractive and diverse urban core, including one of Metro Vancouver's best shopping areas, coupled with excellent community and outdoor amenities.
  • Access – Coquitlam has excellent access to major routes like the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1) and the Lougheed Highway (Highway 7), international rail corridors, Port facilities and the Vancouver and Abbotsford International airports. Coquitlam is 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 40 minutes from the US border.
  • Market – Coquitlam’s population of 144,668 is expanding. Metro Vancouver estimates the population of Coquitlam to be 176,000 by 2021 and 224,000 by 2041. The Northeast Metro Area is expected to grow at similar rates.
  • Labour Pool – Coquitlam has access to a large and well-educated labour force. The City is within close proximity and has easy access to the 2.1 million population of the Lower Mainland.

Contact Us

For further information on business development opportunities, please contact:

Economic Development Office
P:  604-927-3442
economicdevelopment@coquitlam.ca