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Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast / Talent

The Great Migration: Census Insights with Andy Yan

Below is a summary of our Surrey EconomIQ Insights Podcast, where our guest Andy Yan, Director of Simon Fraser…


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

A man works in a vertical farm

How a new agritech innovation centre in Surrey is hoping to help with food security

But agritech companies aren't new to Surrey

Food set out on a cutting board, ready to cook

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

Business Ecosystem

Local Business Spotlight: Prospera Credit Union

This post, the first in a series of local business spotlights, features Prospera Credit Union — a financial…

open office space

The Relevance of Office Space in a Work-From-Home Culture

While many questions remain, one certainty is that the development of high-quality commercial space in Surrey is…

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 City Centre

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…

Construction workers building concrete framing for house foundation

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.


Surrey Has Technical Talent for the Electric Vehicle Sector

Here in Surrey, we have a strong and diverse talent pool primed to meet the demand for specialized skills in the EV…