The VEC has a proud history of connecting Vancouver's economic agencies, governments and private sector partners.

The Vancouver Economic Commission is the nexus of the city’s business community, working to connect the fastest-growing, knowledge economy businesses with the investors, talent, industry groups, government and media they need to succeed. To do this, we have built relationships with a wide range of diverse stakeholders such as:



  • Government of Canada
  • Government of BC
  • City of Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver



  • Advantage BC
  • Business Council of BC
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
  • BC Technology Industry Association
  • City of Vancouver BIAs
  • Creative BC
  • Digi BC
  • Lifesciences BC
  • Small Business BC
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Vancouver Board of Trade




  • Asia Pacific Foundation
  • BC Innovation Council
  • Consulates and Embassies of Vancouver
  • HQ Vancouver
  • Trade and Invest BC
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Western Economic Diversification
  • Canada China Business Concil



  • The University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Centre for Digital Media (CDM)
  • SFU Radius
  • RED Academy
  • University of Waterloo
  • International Economics Business Association (IEBA)
  • Capilano University
  • Lost Boys School of VFX
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Vancouver School Board