British Columbia’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 to 2024 Coquitlam Technology Strategy (PDF) provides a framework for growing Coquitlam’s technology sector and outlines the direction needed to enhance the economic impact of this sector.
Coquitlam’s Technology Strategy identifies three key areas of focus and aligned goals, action items and key performance indicators:
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:
Monitoring and evaluation
Retention and 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
Statistics and information development
Marketing and 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: