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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

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Clean Technology

What does Canada's new agreement with German automakers mean for Surrey?

The federal government signed agreements with Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen

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Real Estate / Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast

To invest or not to invest? High inflation business real estate considerations

Expanding businesses are facing a question of whether buying or leasing is the best path forward.

Agri-Innovation / Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast

Breaking the Silos for Agritech Innovation: Interview with AGtech Innovation Sandbox’s Sylvain Moreno

Boosting agritech innovations to strengthen food security has been a major topic of discussion as global supply…

Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast

Pandemics, Floods & Wars - Building Supply Chains During Crisis

The last few years have seen us experiencing a fair share of emergencies, from the COVID-19 pandemic to flood-…

Clean Technology / Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast

Revving up Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in Canada

As the world vies to produce more electric vehicles in light of historic high gas prices, we sit down with…

Smart Cities Infrastructure

Surrey Spending Pattern Series: Growing Retail Market Opportunities in Apparel

In the previous two weeks, we explored Surrey residents' dining preferences for restaurants and dining, as…


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How can Surrey’s farming and ALR land help the food security crisis?

More than one-third of the City's land is designated for agriculture, compared to 5% across the province

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Can you build a self-sustaining agri-food industry in a metropolitan city?

Surrey is unique as a municipal region with an urban growth area, agritech innovation and an active agricultural…

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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


Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke speaks during the grand opening of SFU Innovation Plaza

Innovation Plaza opens at SFU Surrey campus

Simon Fraser University held its grand opening of the SFU Innovation Plaza in Surrey this week

Business Ecosystem

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Simon Fraser University celebrates 20 years in Surrey

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

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 partners with major businesses to promote skilled career opportunities in the City

The City of Surrey has launched a Surrey Talent campaign with 8 other Surrey-based employers in the tech,…