City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED

City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED

GUIDED BY THE CITY’S STRATEGIC VISION OF BEING THE REGIONAL HUB OF CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION, WHERE TALENT, INVESTMENT AND BUSINESSES THRIVE

The City of Abbotsford Economic Development Department (CAED) is supporting the development of a vibrant economy by gathering and sharing vital information, developing innovative programs and tools in order to attract new businesses and industries to Abbotsford as well as supporting the needs of our existing businesses. Here is a recap of some of what we have accomplished in 2016.

City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED

City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED

National EDAC Marketing Canada Award

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CAED Year In Review

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City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED

BIZ WALKS WEEK

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KEY FINDINGS

  • 92% of businesses rate ‘location’ as the #1 reason for doing business in Abbotsford
  • 35% of businesses rate ‘Clientele’ as the #2 reason for doing business in Abbotsford
  • 28% of businesses interviewed are seeking support with hiring/HR and are challenged with finding skilled workers
  • 21% of businesses interviewed are seeking support with marketing

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“I had the pleasure to be visited and interviewed on the City of Abbotsford Business Walk recently.

I thinks it’s great that the City is taking a personalized interest in the businesses in town, to get a good read on the pulse of the business community. The ‘Business Walk’ is a good approach to systematically reach as many businesses as possible in a few days. We, the business owners, work diligently on our craft on a day to day basis, but to be able to relate our challenges, successes, frustrations perhaps, and desires, personally and directly to someone, right here ‘where it all happens’, is so valuable. We realize that things can’t be changed from one day to the next, but I know that we were heard and that I can call on any of the Councillors anytime I need to. Thanks for your interest in Cobblestone Kitchenware.”
– Waltraud Neufeld, Owner

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CAED WEBSITE 1ST YEAR OPERATION STATS

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new visitors statistics
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CANADA
79.58%
RUSSIA
3.97%
USA
3.24%
UNITED KINGDOM
2.90%
AUSTRALIA
2.39%
OTHERS
4.22%

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BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION (BRE)
AND INVESTMENT ATTRACTION (IA)
DESIGNED AND LAUNCHED A BUILDING BLOCKS MARKETING TOOLKIT FOR SMEs
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City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED
“The visit by the Economic Development Department was one that has given us an assurance that our city is there to listen to our grievances (if any) and hopefully support us. The Patrika on its own welcomes such visits by the Economic Development group. Keep up the good work you’re doing. We are looking forward to the 2017 Business walk.”– Andy Sidhu, Owner/Publisher, Patrika Media Ltd
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“In my move to BC from Ontario and starting a new business in Abbotsford, I was impressed immediately by the warm welcome I received from the Economic Development Team. They introduced personally to the mayor and other department heads of the city, each of them extending the same friendly greeting. The team has been very accessible as a resource during my start-up. It was a great first impression and I look forward to building a thriving rubber company in Abbotsford! Thanks!”– Dave Ziemann, Summit Rubber & Coatings

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2016 Increase in Filming Days in City of Abbotsford
2016 Filming Spend in City of Abbotsford

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“I’m proud to have brought this production to Abbotsford, BC as this is my home as well. It is definitely nice to see larger productions slowly moving out into the Fraser Valley for more and more filming. It was easy, kind and very friendly meeting the staff at City Hall to help facilitate our filming requirements. Abbotsford Airport ground crew worked very well in assisting us with our filming requirements. Thank you Abbotsford!”
– Steve Sach, Locations Manager | The Mountain Between Us | TCF Vancouver Productions Ltd.

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CAED web visits by region
CANADA
73%
USA
22%
SPAIN
1.9%
OTHERS
2.5%

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  • Taste of Abby Icon | 2016 Year End Report City of Abbotsford Economic DevelopmentTASTE OF ABBY WEEK
  • Innovation forum icon | 2016 Year End Report City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAEDINNOVATION FORUM – Elevate
  • Marketing Toolkit | 2016 Year End Report City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAEDMARKETING TOOLKIT for Small Business
  • Ag-Tech Launch Icon | 2016 Year End Report | City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAED Launch of AG-TECH DIGITAL MARKETING Campaign
  • Economic Dev Strategy Icon | 2016 Year End Report City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAEDECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (underway)
  • Fibre Cable Icon | 2016 Year End Report | City of Abbotsford Economic Development - CAEDInstallation of HIGH CAPACITY FIBRE CABLE