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Economic Sustainability

Burnaby is already an outstanding place to live, learn, work, invest and play.  

Burnaby has economic strength, social strength and environmental strength. Burnaby offers a rapidly growing knowledge-based economy, culturally diverse and welcoming urban centres, all surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural settings and parks in Canada.

Burnaby has a strong and diversified local economy with clusters of companies in a range of signature industries. These include information technology, wireless, biotechnology, life science, film, new media, education, environmental technology/services, tourism and professional services. 

Burnaby also has companies in stable industrial sectors such as light industry, warehousing/distribution, heavy industry, agriculture and not-for-profits.

There are a number of supporting PoliciesPrograms and Resources that the City uses to support and advance economic sustainability.

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Places to do Business

Burnaby has a business location to fit every business need – store front retail, business centre office/research/distribution, light industry, heavy industry or high-rise office tower in a town centre. Visit Places to Do Business and learn more about the options. 


More Economic Sustainability

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  • Economic Development Strategy 2020

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  • Burnaby Board of Trade

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  • Business Profile

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