Existing Businesses

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.

Businesses in our Parks

Coquitlam’s parks are provided for the public’s use and enjoyment. Our bylaws prohibit businesses from advertising or operating in them in any way, even if services are free. Only the City’s publicly-sponsored programs are allowed.

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.