About Us

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) works to position Vancouver as a globally recognised city for innovative, creative and sustainable business.

We do this by strengthening our Tech, Digital Entertainment and Green Economy sectors through strategic programmes and initiatives that address each stage of the business growth continuum. More specifically, the VEC:

ADVISES business leaders on:
• Key growth sectors (Tech, Digital Entertainment & Interactive and Green Economy)
• Vancouver’s investment climate
• Living and working in Vancouver

CONNECTS businesses to:
• Talent
• Capital
• Local and international markets

CELEBRATES the Vancouver business story through:
• Storytelling about business and Vancouver successes
• Strategic local and international events
• Hosting and leading delegations

The VEC’s Strategic Initiatives & Sector Development, Marketing & Research and Asia Pacific Centre teams achieve these objectives through working directly with entrepreneurs, and the wide range of stakeholders with whom they interact – from elected officials and departments of all levels of government to peer organizations, industry associations and educational institutions. This on-the-ground approach allows the VEC to understand fundamental talent and capital dynamics in the city, address and identify gaps to allow existing businesses to grow, and inspire others around the world to call Vancouver their home.

The Vancouver Economic Commission respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations.


Read our Annual Report

To learn more about our strategic initiatives and their outcomes, we invite you to view our annual reports.

2015 Annual Report | View
2016 Annual Report | View
2017 Annual Report | View