Business Environment

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Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Serving You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Coquitlam is supporting businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic with continuing services and resources, including our new Business Support Portal. Many departments in the City are now open by appointment only. City service updates and other information is also posted on our main COVID-19 page.

Coquitlam businesses wanting to offer services or supplies in support of the COVID-19 response:


The 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.

Online Statistics Portal

Interested in starting or growing your business in Coquitlam and need statistics or demographics on our community and business climate?

Our online Economic Development Tools provide entrepreneurs, businesses, and site selectors with valuable information about:

  • the local economy,
  • customers,
  • competitors and
  • the workforce.

Access our online statistics portals below to find local intelligence that helps you make smarter, faster and better business decisions.

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 Trans Canada 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 is 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 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 40 minutes from the US border. 
  • Market – Coquitlam’s population of 149,894 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 million plus population of the Lower Mainland.

Contact Us

For further information on business development opportunities, please contact:

Economic Development Office
P:  604-927-​3905