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Economic Plans & Strategies

Surrey City Centre

We are committed to creating a vibrant business ecosystem that catalyzes the development of jobs, investment, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the City of Surrey. Several key documents exist to guide our economic development initiatives and shape our priorities.

Economic Strategy 2017 - 2027

Surrey is rising from the ground up as North America's next Metropolitan Centre. Our 2017-2027 Economic Strategy outlines our four strategic priorities for becoming a regional nexus for commerce and a nationally recognized centre for innovation within the next decade:

  • Attracting Investment to Transform Surrey
  • Growing Surrey's Innovation Economy
  • Building Distinct & Competitive Business Communities
  • Creating Jobs and Developing Our Workforce

Download our strategy documents below to find out more.

Realizing Surrey's Economic Opportunities

Strategic Actions for Economic Investment

Want a quick, 8-page overview of our entire strategy? See below for the summarized version.

Economic Strategy Overview

Economic Diversification Strategy

The Economic Diversification Strategy identifies Surrey's approach to creating a strong and resilient economy to support the 50 year vision outlined in our Sustainability Charter with a focus on five priority sectors:

  • Health technology
  • Clean technology
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agri-innovation
  • Creative economy


Other related documents

  • City Centre highlights developments completed, under construction and planned in the City Centre.
  • Surrey Investment Opportunities identifies advantages to investing in Surrey. Please note that the Economic Investment Zone Incentives are no longer in effect in the two designated zones (City Centre and Bridgeview/South Westminster).
  • Employment Land Strategy defines our strategies on how the City will manage Surrey's employment lands.
  • Sustainability Charter showcases our commitment to responsible growth in the City of Surrey.
  • Energy Shift Brochure identifies the integrated approach City is taking to sustainable energy and climate action.
  • Red Tape Reduction Brochure identifies the City's commitment to reducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

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