Vancity Credit Union released a detailed report on small business in the Lower Mainland. The report, titled Open for Business: the top cities to start up a small business in Metro Vancouver, analyzes 7 factors that contribute to the success of small businesses:
- Access to population
- Transportation network
- Cost of doing business
- Supply chain
- Cost of housing
- Family support
Here’s the final ranking across the 17 Metro Vancouver municipalities:
North Vancouver City did the best of the three North Shore cities, but still scored low in the cost of housing and family support categories. North Vancouver District was third-last and West Vancouver, dead last.
The full report is a treasure chest of useful data for small business owners considering opening, relocating or expanding–check it out here [link]
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