Why New West
The City of New Westminster is conveniently located along the Fraser River in the centre of Metro Vancouver, which has access to a workforce one million strong. It is an accessible and affordable solution to businesses that require intellectual assets and access to world markets. The US border and the region's international airport are both only 30 minutes away and New Westminster can offer strong virtual connections to the world through the civic-owned fibre broadband network, BridgeNet.
New Westminster’s characteristics have shifted over the past 25 years in numerous ways. There has been substantial growth around the city, such as in the Downtown, Uptown and, more recently, Sapperton neighbourhoods. New Westminster’s strengths can partly be attributed to its history and importance of the Fraser River, centrality in the region, five SkyTrain stations, and the contributions made by institutions located here, such as post-secondary schools and the hospital.
The City of New Westminster encourages business growth through a cost effective and supportive business environment. The City is focused on promoting opportunities in several sectors such as health, education, and the knowledge-based and creative industries, while recognizing the important role retail, arts and culture play on business growth.
New Westminster has a diverse offering of office space, from heritage office and retail, to Class A commercial space that is cost-effective and close to transit and amenities.
Finally, the City has also launched new and improved business intelligence tools and resources, and continues to engage directly through active outreach to existing and potential businesses and cultivating a culturally diverse economy.