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Food security and a growing population: What can Surrey do to better help feed the community?

Surrey's population is expected to hit nearly 604,000 by the end of the year

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Surrey is a hub for food processing, manufacturing and distribution

With more than 50 manufacturers, Surrey has a strong distribution network that food processors can use

Surrey-based Jaan foods is one of many plant-based processors in Surrey

Surrey’s food technology ecosystem: An emerging hotspot for plant-based food innovation

Food and agriculture is big business in British Columbia

Cleantech

Surrey Biofuel Facility

Clean tech in Surrey: Emerging opportunity in electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell technology

Surrey's location keeps it close to foreign markets, while land availability makes it an appealing home

Roll-E, a wheeled robot, sets out on a delivery

Meet ROLL-E 2.0, a delivery robot piloted through Surrey’s Urban Technology Test Lab

The InDro Robotics wheeled robot makes a home delivery for London Drugs e-commerce customer

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Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference returns

Surrey's talent and location positions it to be a major city player for Cascadian growth

Digital Information Communication Technology

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Surrey Rises in the Ranks of Top Ten Best Mid-sized Cities for Investment in the Americas

Surrey has risen four points to fourth place for best mid-sized city for connectivity

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Surrey, BC - Building a Metro Vancouver Digital Service Hub

Surrey’s broadband deployment is future-proofing our digital infrastructure for next generation industries

Health Technology

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B.C. has a shortage of wet-lab space, but Surrey has plans for up to 1M-sq.ft.

A 2021 Life Sciences BC reported noted the wet-lab space shortage as a barrier for the sector in B.C.

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Surrey is one of the top cities in the Americas for FDI

The City is also strategically located, with connections by land, sea and air

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Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference returns

Surrey's talent and location positions it to be a major city player for Cascadian growth

Real Estate

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Despite Pandemic, Surrey’s 2020 Building Permit Value Exceeds 10-year Average

Economic confidence within Surrey remains strong, as the City records $1.46 billion in building permit value last…

Surrey Tops List of Best Places to Invest in Real Estate in BC

A new report released today ranks Surrey as the best place for real estate investment in British Columbia.

Smart Cities

Surrey Spending Pattern Series: Growing Retail Market Opportunities in Restaurants and Dining

Last week, we looked at Surrey residents' preferences in decking out their homes with furniture and décor.…

Surrey Spending Pattern Series: Growing Retail Market Opportunities in Furniture & Décor

People living in Surrey aren’t shy about getting out their wallets

Future of Retail - Interview with INEO Solutions

The increasing integration of technology into retail is both informing and transforming the ways brick-and-mortar…

Talent

B.C. invests in high-speed rail study to link Vancouver, Seattle and Portland, with Surrey positioned as a major hub

Premier John Horgan said in 2019 the high-speed rail project would have a terminus station in Surrey

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Simon Fraser University celebrates 20 years in Surrey

SFU moving to Surrey City Centre was 'the best decision'

Peace Arch Border

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference returns

Surrey's talent and location positions it to be a major city player for Cascadian growth