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Real Estate

University of British Columbia acquires $70M in land near Surrey Memorial Hospital

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is expanding in Surrey, with the purchase of 3 acres of land near Surrey…

Surrey City Centre
Smart Cities Infrastructure

City of Surrey wins two international awards for economic development programs

The City of Surrey has been internationally recognized by the International Economic Development Council.

Clean Technology

Damon Motors’ EV Centre of Excellence breaks ground in Surrey

Damon Motors is breaking ground on their cleantech manufacturing and research & development plant in Surrey


City of Surrey joins the Consider Canada City Alliance as one of the nation’s largest municipalities with a focus on Foreign Direct Investment

In March 2021, the City of Surrey applied to the Consider Canada Cities Alliance

Smart Cities Infrastructure

Federal Government announces Surrey headquarters for new Regional Development Agency for BC

The City of Surrey welcomes today’s announcement, with headquarters being established in Surrey.

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Smart Cities Infrastructure

Campbell Heights booming with $72 million in new industrial construction and improvements

Industrial activity is booming in Surrey’s Campbell Heights

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Digital Information, Communication Technology / Smart Cities Infrastructure

Surrey Ranks among the Top 10 of the Cities of the Future

The City of Surrey has been ranked by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division

Health Technology

City of Surrey wins award for its Surrey Makes PPE initiative

The City of Surrey was presented with the 2021 Willis Award for Innovation (100,000+ population) for its Surrey…

Eternity Medical N95 Masks
Smart Cities Infrastructure

City of Surrey partners with BC Tech and municipalities to deliver a Supply Chain Resiliency Program

The City of Surrey will deliver a $400,000 Supply Chain Resiliency Program to enhance the inventory capabilities of…

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Real Estate

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…

Health Technology

$10M mark surpassed by Surrey Makes PPE manufacturers

Since launching in late April, Surrey Makes PPE program has made significant inroads in producing PPE

Health Technology

Surrey businesses supporting one another through Surrey Makes PPE

Through the Surrey Makes PPE initiative, the city’s growing PPE manufacturing sub-sector is strengthening the local…

Business Ecosystem

On Building a Vibrant Downtown Core in Surrey City Centre

Downtown Surrey is still relatively young in its development, but this presents significant opportunities to create…

Real Estate

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.