There is so much to offer in Pitt Meadows that in case you're pressed for time, we wanted to let you know Pitt Meadows' ten best attributes as a place to invest and do business.
One - Location, location, location
Two - Available land
Three - Transportation services
Four - Access to labour and talent
Five - Best place to do business
Six - Lifestyle
Seven - Business outreach program
Eight - Property search database
Nine - #5 investment city #2 place for lifestyle
Ten - The Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation
ONE - Location, location, location!
Pitt Meadows is ideally situated in the centre of the Lower Mainland and is the gateway between Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. With three US border crossings within 30 minutes, the Delta Port within one hour and two international airports within 45 minutes, Pitt Meadows is a prime location for investment. In addition, the CP Rail Intermodal Yard is located within the community and we have our own regional airport.
Pitt Meadows total land area: 85.38 square kilometres (2006 Census)
Approximate Driving Times to:
|Location||Approx Driving Time|
|Golden Ears Bridge||5 minutes – in community|
|CP Rail Intermodal Yard (Vancouver Intermodal Facility)||5 minutes – in community|
|Pitt River Bridge||5 minutes – in community|
|Pitt Meadows Regional Airport||5 minutes – in community|
|Highway 1 – Trans Canada Highway||10 minutes|
|US Border Crossings x 3||30 minutes|
|Abbotsford International Airport||25 minutes|
|Vancouver International Airport||45 minutes|
|Downtown Vancouver||45 minutes|
|Vancouver Port||45 minutes|
|Delta Port||1 hour*|
*Driving time to the Delta Port will decrease with the completion of the South Fraser Perimeter Road in 2012.
In Pitt Meadows we have opportunities for you to set up a business in an existing location or buy land to custom build a location for your operations. Our community is one of the few areas in Metro Vancouver offering 200 acres of contiguous tracks of land for industrial and business park development.
In addition, we have over 300 acres of land for development at our airport and commercial development opportunities along the north side of Lougheed Highway. This positions Pitt Meadows as a community with unique opportunity.
Pitt Meadows redevelopment opportunities are located in our town centre. Recently-developed mixed-use projects with residential towers have brightened the character along our main street and increased the retail opportunities.
- Industrial Business Park: 200 acres
- Commercial Land: 200 acres
- Airport Land: 300 acres
- Redevelopment Opportunity: 100 acres
Pitt Meadows has recently benefited from over $1.1 billion in transportation improvements. Major projects include the new Golden Ears Bridge and Pitt River Bridge and the widening of Highway 7. All of these projects will substantially improve the flow of both goods and people throughout the region. Our major local transportation infrastructure includes the following:
Vancouver Intermodal Facility (VIF) - The Canadian Pacific Railway’s (CPR) VIF is located in Pitt Meadows on the south side of Lougheed Highway just east of the Pitt River Bridge.
Pitt Meadows Regional Airport - In the past, the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport catered mainly to private aircraft. Now with its instrument approach, the airport offers a prime location for commuter services, commercial charters and aviation industry support businesses. Pitt Meadows airport offers both aviation infrastructure and business growth opportunities.
Airport Way Road
Airport Way Road was built in Pitt Meadows as the main transportation route to conveniently connect commercial traffic entering or exiting the Golden Ears Bridge with the community’s industrial zoned lands and terminates at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport. The road was built with roundabouts that can accommodate WB-20 designed vehicles, allowing for easy turning movements and quick access in and out of the Golden Ears Business Centre.
Our strategic location at the centre of the Lower Mainland means that we’re surrounded by the urban amenities and population of the Lower Mainland. Within a 30 minute commute there is an available labour force of approximately 600,000 people.
Within 20-60 minutes of our community, you will find three of the largest post-secondary institutions and research centres in British Columbia including the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). There are also approximately 10 colleges and universities within a short distance. Access to centres of creativity and innovation are just a short trek away.
Pitt Meadows strives to ensure a business-friendly environment from your first meeting in Pitt Meadows through the life of your operations here. Our development team will customise a development process to meet your company and property needs, and we have several tools we can use to expedite a project, making the development process fast, efficient and straight forward.
Pitt Meadows is committed to industrial development and has dedicated industrial land in our Official Community Plan. This vision allows for the development process to proceed with ease as this type of development has been accepted by the community for these dedicated sites. We also have industrial design guidelines to minimize the discussion on site development. Only items outside of the design guidelines require discussion.
Pitt Meadows prides itself on being one of the most competitive places to develop and operate a business in the Lower Mainland. Our Mayor and Council work to keep our fees appropriate and our tax rate reasonable, and they are happy to discuss additional incentives and opportunities to support industrial development in our community.
Our unique blend of energetic urban centres and scenic natural landscapes are sure to amaze and inspire. With our neighbouring community of Maple Ridge, we draw thousands of visitors to our area each year.
Whether you work or live in Pitt Meadows or are visiting, you will experience our natural beauty and vibrant urban life. Explore our museums and discover our restaurants, markets, theatres, art galleries and lively community festivals.
Outdoor enthusiasts have a wealth of activities to indulge in. Choose from championship-designed golf courses, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, boating, horseback riding, cycling and mountain biking or hiking in our lush evergreen forests.
Studies have shown that anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of new jobs come from existing businesses within a community. That is why the PMEDC has invested in a business outreach program called a Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E).
The PMEDC’s BR&E Program has four general objectives:
- Demonstrate to local businesses that the community appreciates their contribution to the local economy
- Identify challenges that could cause businesses to leave Pitt Meadows
- Assist businesses with taking advantage of programs aimed at helping them become more competitive
- Build relationships with business executives in Pitt Meadows.
Pitt Meadows offers a variety of commercial, industrial, office and retail storefronts ready for your start-up or expansion.
Click on the “Property Search” icon at the top of this page to browse available properties in Pitt Meadows. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, please contact the Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corporation at 604-465-9481 or send us an .
Pitt Meadows, along with neighbouring community Maple Ridge, was recently named the #5 Investment City in Canada and the #2 Place to Live for Lifestyle by the Real Estate Investment Network.
Pitt Meadows is a prime location for those wanting to access the amenities and opportunities that a larger city offers plus the opportunity to play in the great outdoors, all within minutes from either work or home.
*Ranked five out of 859 towns and cities in Canada by REIN (Real Estate Investment Network).
The PMEDC was formed by the City of Pitt Meadows in 2010 to provide a team of people ready to support the various needs of the business community and to attract investment to Pitt Meadows. This initiative illustrates the investment the City is making in business development.
The PMEDC works in partnership with the City to foster both business growth and business attraction. The PMEDC team aims to create an exceptional environment that is attractive to investors and supportive of business.
The PMEDC staff works closely with city staff to ensure businesses operating in Pitt Meadows have a seamless and positive experience throughout the inquiry, permitting and construction phases. We are also here to offer continued assistance as business operations grow and change.
The PMEDC has many services, programs and initiatives in place to assist the existing business community and potential investors in Pitt Meadows. We would be happy to show you around and tell you more about Pitt Meadows. Please us or give us a call at 604-465-9481.