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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Alternate Distribution Channels for Local Businesses

The closure of brick and mortar stores resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has forced local businesses to pivot from their everyday ‘business as usual’. This new way of life has led local businesses to find alternate means to distribute their products. Below is a list of options available for your local small business when considering

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Online Business Directories in Metro Vancouver

During a time when all Canadians are being asked to stay at home, many Metro Vancouver businesses have remained open by providing essential services, adapting to e-commerce or by finding a safe way to serve their customers. In order to support these small and medium enterprises, various free online business directories have been created amidst

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Support Local Business

Support Local Business Some local businesses may be temporarily closed or operating under adjusted hours of business. Please call ahead before visiting. Open for Business in Richmond, BC Discover which Richmond businesses are keeping their doors open—in person or online. Let’s continue to offer our support to local businesses who are keeping their doors open

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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 COVID-19 Community Task Force

Co-Chaired by the City of Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie and the Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Fan Chun, the mandate of the Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force (RCCTF) is to provide a forum for Richmond community stakeholders, including all levels of government, to regularly connect during the COVID-19 pandemic, to share relevant information

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COVID-19 Sector Specific Resources

The following resources have been compiled to help businesses prepare for and respond to disruptions due to COVID-19. Please note, this list is not comprehensive and will be updated as more information becomes available. Agriculture Government of Canada announces $50 million to quarantine temporary foreign workers arriving to Canada (Government of Canada) Resources for farmers

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Call for Richmond Manufacturers and Suppliers – Help with Canada’s COVID-19 Response

This page will be updated regularly with key information on how your business can get involved by supplying or manufacturing essential goods and services to help government combat the coronavirus. Richmond-Made PPE and COVID-19 Safety Supplies Many Richmond businesses have quickly pivoted to offer safety products and services related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Others were

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Pandemic Preparedness for Business – COVID-19

COVID-19 │ Pandemic Preparedness for Business In addition to the work of the health care industry when a pandemic hits, businesses play a critical role in protecting the health and safety of employees, and limiting the negative impact on the economy and communities. They also need to have business continuity plans that will minimize the

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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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