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Thank you for visiting our site and considering Pitt Meadows as a possible location for your business. The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation is here to help you with any questions you may have as you get to know our community better. Please read on to find out why Pitt Meadows is the natural place to live, play, work and invest!

Advantages

Location

Pitt Meadows is conveniently located just 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport, 25 minutes from Abbotsford International Airport and within 30 minutes of three US border crossings. Within the community, you will also find the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport and CP Rail’s Vancouver Intermodal Facility.  When the South Fraser Perimeter Road is complete, Delta Port will be within 45 minutes.

The City’s designated light industrial and business park land is within minutes of truck, train and air transportation routes, and both the Golden Ears Bridge and the Pitt River Bridge. The movement of goods to market from Pitt Meadows is quick and efficient.

Pitt Meadows is also connected to the Lower Mainland through public transportation and the cycling network.  Hop on the West Cost Express at the Pitt Meadows Station and you’ll be downtown Vancouver in 40 minutes.

Welcoming Business Environment

The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation works in partnership with the City of Pitt Meadows and local businesses to foster a business environment that supports both growth and success and contributes to community prosperity and sustainability.

Excellent Infrastructure

Whether the majority of your customer base is located in Vancouver, Kelowna, Toronto, Chicago or Beijing, Pitt Meadows’s multi-modal transportation network allows you to transport your goods and services to market quickly and efficiently.

Labour Pool

While Pitt Meadows has carefully planned for balanced residential and business growth, local businesses have the benefit of a large population within a short distance of the community. Within a 30 minute commute there is an available labour force of approximately 600,000 people.

Quality of Life

With a temperate climate, affordable housing and an abundance of green space, Pitt Meadows is the perfect location for those looking for a unique blend of big city opportunities with a community-based lifestyle. You can be in downtown Vancouver in 45 minutes and at the lake or on the trails in five to 15 minutes depending on where you live or work.

Available Land

Pitt Meadows benefits greatly from its strategic location. For comprehensive information regarding the strong global linkages and business advantages Canada, BC and Metro Vancouver can provide for your business, we encourage you to visit Invest in Canada and Invest British Columbia.

How the PMEDC Can Help You

The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation has many services, programs and initiatives in place to assist the business community, market the community to potential investors and encourage employment opportunities in Pitt Meadows.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Maintaining a comprehensive available land and built space inventory
  • Providing community statistics and demographics
  • Assisting both new and expanding businesses with locating and relocating businesses
  • Facilitating the planning and development permitting process with the City of Pitt Meadows
  • Conducting research on business gaps and opportunities
  • Helping investors indentify business opportunities in Pitt Meadows
  • Facilitating the sharing of business concerns with the appropriate agencies.

For further information you can view our programs and initiatives, or contact our office at 604-465-9481 to discuss how we can help you.

FAQ

Q. What is the function of the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation?
A. PMEDC’s primary function is to offer economic development services to the community by providing leadership and creating the environment needed to support the types of economic development opportunities residents would like to see grow and be attracted to the community.

Q. Who should I contact if I have questions about starting up or locating a business in Pitt Meadows?
A. Contact Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation at 604-465-9481 or send your questions by .

Q. What are the current development opportunities in Pitt Meadows?
A. You can access current development opportunities in the Development Projects section of our website.

Q. How do I apply for a business license?
A. You can access business license information and download an application from the Licensing & Permits section of our website.

Q. Where can I find information on commercial, office or industrial land or buildings available in Pitt Meadows?
A. You can view information on buildings for lease or sale and commercial and industrial land available by clicking on the Property Search icon at the top of this page or you can contact PMEDC at 604-465-9481.

Q. Does the City of Pitt Meadows offer any incentives for development?
A. Pitt Meadows prides itself on being one of the most competitive places to develop and operate in the Lower Mainland. Our Mayor and Council work to keep fees appropriate and tax rates reasonable and are happy to discuss additional incentives and opportunities that support industrial development in our community.

Q. Where can I find labour force information for Pitt Meadows?
A. You can access labour force information in the Workforce section of our website.

Q. Who can help me find the right employees for my business?
A. You can contact Service Canada at 1-800-0-Canada or visit www.jobbank.gc.ca.

Q. Where can I find demographic or statistical information for Pitt Meadows?
A. You can access demographic information in the Demographics section of our website.

Q. Who should I contact about filming in Pitt Meadows?
A. Please contact the City of Pitt Meadows Film Coordinator at 604-465-2428 or visit the City’s filming webpage for filming guidelines and permit applications.

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