Economic Development Plan

The City of New Westminster is currently developing a new Economic Development Plan. This work will inform the City’s economic vision, outlining a set of comprehensive goals and measurable actions to guide the efforts of the Economic Development Office over the next five to eight years.

  • The City of New Westminster invited business owners and managers in New Westminster to share insights regarding the benefits and challenges of operating within the city. We sought input to help envision and define the future of New Westminster’s business environment, and gather ideas on how the city can continue to grow and thrive.

    The goals of the workshops were to:

    • Share the research results to date;
    • Confirm the Economic Development Office mission and goals;
    • Identify opportunity and challenge gaps;
    • Understand what a “business-friendly” city is to you; and,
    • Identify and prioritize actions the City should undertake to be more business-friendly.

    Workshops - Completed

    January 17 @ 6:30pm
    Queensborough Community Centre

    January 24 @ 6:30pm 
    Sapperton Pensioner's Hall

    January 28 @ 9:30am 
    Anvil Centre

    February 7 @ 6:30pm
    New Westminster City Hall

  • In September/early October 2016, through Mustel Group (an independent opinion research firm), we reached out to businesses across New Westminster via a confidential phone and online survey.

    The survey was designed to create a better understanding of:

    • What types of businesses operate in New Westminster;
    • What the benefits and challenges are of operating in New Westminster;
    • What characteristics of the city are most valuable to New Westminster businesses;
    • Level of satisfaction with various aspects of doing business in the city;
    • Location factors important to business success; and
    • How the City might improve its services to businesses.

    Thank you to the 593 respondents who completed the survey! Your input will help envision and define the future of New Westminster’s business environment, and provide ideas on how the city can continue to thrive and grow.

    View the final report here: Business Survey Results 2016

  • Economic Development Office
    T 604-527-4536