On January 15, Metro Vancouver announced the appointment of David Flaks as president of the Regional Economic Prosperity Service, a new service that Metro Vancouver will provide to advance economic prosperity, livability, and sustainability for the region’s 2.7 million residents.
Prior to joining Metro Vancouver, David Flaks worked as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), Southern California’s premiere economic development leadership organization, which served a county of more than 10.4 million residents with $800 billion in gross county product. He brings a distinguished 13-year track record of success, having played a pivotal role in building the LAEDC into what is widely considered to be the “gold standard” for economic development leadership organizations in the world.
Playing to Metro Vancouver’s unmatched physical, institutional, and economic assets, the Regional Economic Prosperity Service will provide leadership and serve as a regional convener, connector, and collaborator to attract investments that yield economic, social, and environmental benefits for the region.
These investments will improve the long-term competitiveness and resilience of the region and link residents and communities to those long-term competitive benefits. The result will be an economy that is more robust, more inclusive, and more equitable.
Learn more: Regional Economic Prosperity Service