WHY ABBOTSFORD IS THE PLACE FOR
- The economy: diverse and strong
- The business climate: competitive, flexible and supportive
- The opportunities for growth and investment
- High standard of living
- Strong and expanding infrastructure
- Strategic location
- Green and sustainable
- Beautiful and vibrant
That’s it, we’ll stop bragging now.
TAX INCENTIVES. SUPPORT PROGRAMS. RESOURCES. HANDHOLDING. MARKETING TOOLKIT.Connecting you with suppliers, local legal eagles, top realtors, tax pros and various government agencies. Providing you with the building blocks for marketing your business. Let us help with your business growth, development and expansion.
Use our marketing toolkit to express the value your product or service provides. Customized to help small businesses strategize, plan and execute marketing activities, this easy tool will clarify your purpose, and identify your ideal customer and their needs. Differentiate your offerings then spread the word.
ONE WORD: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.Global access. At the commercial crossroads of Asia-Pacific and North America. Close to key markets and duty-free access to the US and Mexico. The shortest sea routes from Asia to North America. Seamless connections to all major US economic centres by secure, reliable road and rail networks. If that’s not enough, we even have our own international airport (YXX)!
WE'RE GROWING. YOU'RE GROWING. WE SHOULD TALK.
CAED sees opportunity where others can't. We turn blueprints into footprints and artists' renderings into brick and mortar. We support and facilitate business retention and expansion, and do all we can to meet companies' needs.
Parks, trails and sports complexes turn couch potatoes into athletes. A diverse population creates vibrant arts, culture and cuisine. Our micro commutes are the envy of many. Life is good in Abbotsford.
IF YOUR EMPLOYEES AREN’T HAPPY, YOUR BUSINESS WON’T BE EITHER.Quality of life in Abbotsford is high, offering:
- Lower than average regional housing prices
- Vibrant diverse communities
- Lots of green space
- Cultural heritage
- World class education and healthcare
- Natural beauty filled with mountain air
- An easy pace of life
- A growing population
QUALITY OF LIFE THAT DRAWS SKILLED CREATIVE PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.
Recruiting and retaining prime talent offers a key competitive advantage. Skilled labour and service workers top the occupations of our young, educated workforce.
TALK TO US, WE’LL LISTEN.
Our tailored assistance can grow your business to where you know it can be. Let us show you around Abbotsford’s available sites, local facilities and introduce you to some of our local leaders. Now you know who we are, you can chat with us online, call to ask for us by name, at 604.864.5586 or use the online form.
We’re growing places. It’s time to make things happen. You in?
City of Abbotsford Economic Development
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7