Coquitlam is home to one of Canada’s top film locations - Riverview Hospital on the səmiq̓wəʔelə (Riverview Lands). Our green spaces, heritage buildings and facilities are also in high demand for feature film, TV series, commercials and student-led productions.
In addition, nearly 1,700 people who work in the industry live here in Coquitlam. Our diverse landscape, readily available labour force, long list of reputable suppliers, in-demand facilities and easy access to downtown Vancouver create a blockbuster combination.
The City of Coquitlam issues more than 7,000 business licences each year. This number is steadily growing by about 2% each year. About 98% are small businesses, with strong growth in Home-Based Businesses (PDF).
Coquitlam is home to several manufacturing and food processing companies. A cluster of concrete and asphalt manufacturers also carry out operations here. Sand and gravel producers have a long history of building our community.
Many of these companies export their products worldwide. They enjoy the advantage of Coquitlam’s easy access to:
Port of Vancouver
United States border crossings
Our central location makes Coquitlam an ideal choice for manufacturers.