Existing Businesses

Serving You During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Coquitlam is supporting businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic with continuing services and resources. Go to our main COVID-19 page for service updates and information for businesses and residents.

Coquitlam businesses wanting to offer services or supplies in support of the COVID-19 response:  www.gov.bc.ca/supplyhub.

Supporting Your Business During COVID-19

The City of Coquitlam is working to provide continuity and support for businesses during this challenging time. While City Hall is closed to the public, services continue to be provided by email and phone.

Please see below or contact the Economic Development Office at 604-927-3905 or economicdevelopment@coquitlam.ca with any questions.

Planning and Development

Bulletins describing available services:

Business Support and Licensing



Coquitlam Business Connects

Coquitlam Business Connects is a business outreach program that focuses on keeping businesses in Coquitlam, while helping them grow and succeed. Coquitlam Business Connects:

  • provides Coquitlam businesses with support, resources and advice;
  • serves as a liaison between businesses and the City;
  • looks for ways to make City processes more business-friendly;
  • builds relationships with local businesses to better understand and meet their needs; and
  • seeks opportunities to promote and support Coquitlam’s businesses.

How We Can Help Your Business

Coquitlam Business Connects supports companies of any size, type and sector. All services are provided at no cost to the business. Specific services include:

  • assisting businesses through City approval processes, such as permits and licensing;
  • providing information about relevant City policies and initiatives, e.g. zoning, bylaws and programs;
  • providing information about business opportunities in Coquitlam;
  • assisting with site searches for growing companies;
  • referrals to organizations, programs and resources;
  • providing introductions to key local business contacts and organizations; and
  • supplying statistics, demographics, market research and other information to support business planning.

Need help growing your business or have a question about City processes? Contact us today.

Coquitlam Business Connects and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

An integral part of the Program is working collaboratively with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce on a variety of projects and activities. Maintaining a good rapport with the Chamber of Commerce is vital to developing programs and initiatives that assist the local business community. Some examples of these partnership programs and initiatives are Small Business Week, Social Media Mondays and the Tri-Cities Intermunicipal Business Licence Program.

Contact Us

For further information on business development opportunities, please contact:

Economic Development Office
P:  604-927-​3905