Economic Development Strategy

Coquitlam is working to build a high quality of life for current and future generations supported by a strong local economy and local jobs. A new Economic Development Strategy (EDS) will help us to achieve this. 

As we work through the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDS will serve as a unifying and guiding roadmap, providing a clear five-year action plan that supports our local economy as well as the ongoing establishment of a complete community in order to position Coquitlam for success. The EDS will help strengthen the City’s position as a place for business and a desired quality of life.

The EDS will be developed through extensive research, analysis, and public engagement. Building upon Coquitlam’s strengths and assets, the EDS will identify challenges as well as future opportunities for the City, and engage with businesses, community organizations, youth, and First Nations, to contribute to a strategy that works for everyone. The EDS will also build on the City’s solid foundation of existing planning work, such as the City’s Strategic Plan, Official Community Plan, Technology Strategy, Tourism Strategy and many others. These and other related projects and plans can be found in the documents tab.

Our businesses and residents are the backbone of local entrepreneurship and economic vitality, and are foundational to the City’s success and livability. Your feedback is integral to this process and will help the project team craft a strategy that reflects the range of opportunities our community wants to see.

Visit the project page to learn more or to sign up for updates.

Key Documents