Coquitlam Technology Strategy

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2019 – 2024 Coquitlam Technology Strategy

BC’s technology sector is predicted to remain strong into the future. With the Lower Mainland being ranked as Canada’s best start-up ecosystem, the number of companies and jobs continuing to grow year over year and angel/capital investment on the rise, there are many opportunities for growth. The 2019 - 2024 Coquitlam Technology Strategy provides a framework for growing Coquitlam’s technology sector and outlines the direction needed to enhance the economic impact of this sector.

Focus Areas

Coquitlam’s Technology Strategy identifies three key areas of focus and aligned goals, action items and key performance indicators. 

  1. Technology Ecosystem Development

    Work with the technology sector partners to continue to develop and expand the Coquitlam technology sector ecosystem. Action items associated with this goal include:  stakeholder relations, sector programming and monitoring and evaluation.

  2. Retention & Expansion

    Continue to implement the Coquitlam Business Connects Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program, focusing on the development of policies and initiatives for the retention and growth of technology businesses. Action items associated with this goal include:  retention and expansion, partnerships and statistics and information development.

  3. Marketing & Attraction

    Continue to promote the City of Coquitlam as an attractive destination for technology businesses to relocate to, expand and grow. Action items associated with this goal include:  marketing and communications, business/investment attraction and co-operative marketing.

Economic Development Division