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March 2021 | Newsletter
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Signs of recovery, but who’s left behind?

The latest data from Statistics Canada suggests that Vancouver’s economy is on its way to recovery. However, some parts are recovering faster than others.

While new announcements by the Government of British Columbia promise much-needed additional relief to small businesses, particularly in the struggling tourism and hospitality industries, many industry leaders have set their eyes on what the longer recovery will look like. Read the issue of our Vancouver Economy Report for:

  • An analysis of Vancouver’s economic performance from 2020 Q4 to 2021 Q1
  • Sector profiles on tourism and hospitality, manufacturing, esports and advanced air mobility
  • Brief explainers on economic growth and inclusive growth, and why they matter
  • Other related insights and economic development resources in our free-to-read report
Access the new report
"The significant impact of COVID-19 on our local visitor economy remains a harsh reality, and while the road ahead for our sector is long and steep, there is reason for optimism that the tourism industry will begin to rebuild in the late stages of 2021.”"

Royce Chwin, 
President & CEO, Tourism Vancouver

New Video | Future-proofing Vancouver

Five civic and business leaders weigh in on their policies, priorities and ideals for a just and resilient future for Vancouver. Watch the recording.

Vancouver Esports Report

Vancouver has signalled its esports ambitions with a new regional strategy that outlines its existing bench strengths and charts a way forward on building a world-class esports hub. Download the report.

Care to Share: COVID and Vancouver’s sharing economy

Modo Car Coop, Quupe, Mobi by Shaw Go, and Ruckify share how centring members and community during the pandemic formed the basis of their resilience.
Read their insights.

 

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