Metro Vancouver announced the of launch of Invest Vancouver — an economic development leadership service — on September 24. Invest Vancouver was established to amplify economic opportunity and prosperity for all 2.7 million residents of the region in a rapidly changing economy.
Formerly called the Regional Economic Prosperity Service, Invest Vancouver has connected extensively in 2021 with local leaders and organizations to identify the region’s four economic development priorities: investing in the people of our region, catalyzing innovation, building capacity in key export-oriented industries, and increasing our global connectedness.
Invest Vancouver has accelerated its ambitious work in myriad ways, such as building and strengthening key economic development, trade, and investment partnerships and collaborations, as well as engaging with decision-makers on industrial development policy and opportunities to catalyze innovation.
Invest Vancouver also announced an agreement in principle with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon, to work together to create a workforce development initiative that will prepare thousands of Metro Vancouver residents for well-paying jobs in the region’s growing high-tech sector.
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