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MyBusiness is here!

The City of Richmond has now launched MyBusiness, our new online business licencing service within the City’s MyRichmond portal. MyBusiness streamlines the business licencing process through an online self-service option that provides new and existing business owners with the convenience of applying for, updating, and renewing their licences online without having to come in to

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Richmond Patio Program

Building on the success of the Temporary Outdoor Patio (TOP) Program, which was launched in 2020 as a pandemic response measure, the new City of Richmond Patio Program is an ongoing opportunity for additional patio types and provides greater flexibility for businesses considering their future options. Patio Options This new Patio Program provides food and

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Richmond Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

News released on 26 May 2022 The City of Richmond has appointed Serena Lusk to the position of Chief Administrative Officer, effective July 1, 2022. Her appointment follows the announcement that George Duncan is stepping down as CAO for the City on June 30 after more than 30 years of service. “After an extensive search

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Richmond: Ensuring a Sustainable Future – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2022 Annual Address

Presented on February 17, 2022 Creating and maintaining a sustainable community is more important than ever. The impacts of the pandemic and climate change have presented challenges that require unprecedented planning, innovation and leadership. Sustainability has become about more than just concern for the environment. It also involves ensuring a vibrant economy and appropriate infrastructure

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Supply Chain Resiliency Program

Help us better understand your manufacturing business. With funding from the Province of BC, the City of Richmond is implementing an Industrial Capabilities Inventory to understand manufacturing capabilities of local manufacturers and identify companies that could potentially support emergency supplies production beyond pandemic emergencies, as well as identify other business diversification opportunities. Gain access to

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Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Richmond Report

The analysis contained in this report centres not only on economic recovery but on opportunities for building long-term economic resilience. It looks at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the City of Richmond from three angles: the impact to specific business sectors, the impact to specific occupations & demographics, and the impacts to commercial, industrial,

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Richmond Food Recovery Program Smashes Expectations

When the City of Richmond and FoodMesh came together in November 2019 to launch the Richmond Food Recovery Network, the objective was simple – work with local businesses to help address food waste and insecurity by diverting unsold food to improve access for those in need. The target was to find and divert enough surplus

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Richmond: Looking Ahead with Optimism – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2021 Annual Address

Presented on February 24, 2021 In the beginning… Twelve months ago, there was a strong sense of optimism in Richmond about the coming year. After all, our business sector was active, support for residents was strong and Richmond’s financial position was very solid. On New Year’s Day 2020, we added to our extensive inventory of

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Richmond Food Recovery Network – Take the #FoodShare Pledge

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite local food businesses with surplus food to join us and take the #foodshare pledge, you’ll be helping those in need of food, at this unprecedented time in history. When you take the pledge, you’ll be able to donate your surplus to over 100 charities and nonprofits, through

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Richmond: Our Path to a Bright Future – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2020 Annual Address

Presented on February 26, 2020 On November 10, 2019, our City marked its 140th anniversary of incorporation as a vibrant, growing urban centre filled with unprecedented opportunity and possibilities. We are now well into the second year of the current City Council term and our role is ever more complex as we meet current challenges and

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series – The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is proud to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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Richmond shows leadership with launch of new food recovery network

The City partners with local company to launch its food recovery solution, designed to divert edible commercial food waste. Richmond, BC – In the first initiative of its kind in Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond is launching a Food Recovery Network to help address food waste and food insecurity. The City is partnering with

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The Future of Richmond: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The City of Richmond Economic Development Office is pleased to present The Future of Richmond: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. This Series will connect entrepreneurs with information, access to resources and support to help with common challenges for startups, including raising capital, commercialization and going to market, and legal and accounting strategies for startup through

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Digital skills revolution presents opportunity for Canadian business growth

 Photo: Industry leaders met to discuss The Future of Work: a digital skills revolution at the 8th Annual City of Richmond Business and Partner Appreciation Event. (L to R: Kyle Treleaven, Brad Tindall, Deborah Versteeg, Holly Peck, Jean-Francois Perrault, Mayor Malcolm Brodie) Businesses that invest in digital skills will be more resilient and successful when

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q2 2019

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report, you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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Richmond, BC: The Gateway to Hollywood North

B.C., referred to as “Hollywood North” by those in the industry, is one of the top three international full-service film production centres in North America.  Home to the Vancouver International Airport, Richmond shares the same time zone as Los Angeles and connects the region to the heart of North America’s entertainment industry with over 80,

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q1 2019

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report, you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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Richmond: a City on the Move – Mayor Malcolm Brodie’s 2019 Annual Address

Presented on February 28, 2019 Following the civic election last October 20, our new City Council commenced a four-year term.  We thanked long-serving Councillors, Derek Dang and Ken Johnston, for their honourable and dedicated service as we welcomed new Councillors, Kelly Greene and Michael Wolfe.  All Councillors are committed to making Richmond the best community

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Richmond submits final proposal for Smart Cities Challenge

06 March 2019 The City of Richmond has submitted a ground-breaking and transformative final proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge.  The proposal includes initiatives that would minimize community impacts from major disasters, while also enhancing our quality of life in day-to-day activities. “Our Smart Cities Challenge proposal would make our community more resilient and improve

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Richmond Economic Snapshot for Q3 2018

For a quick snapshot of how the economy is performing in Richmond, and in the surrounding Metro Vancouver region, the City of Richmond’s Quarterly Economic Report has got you covered. In this report you’ll find up-to-date statistics and analysis on key economic indicators including housing and development, tourism and trade, business growth, commercial space and

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