Trade and Investment Squamish: Are you seeking investment or ready to expand into new markets?

The Economic Development office at the District of Squamish has been working with provincial agencies that assist B.C. businesses on their export and investment attraction journey – Export Navigator and Trade and Invest BC. 

Export Navigator aids businesses in the initial stages of becoming export ready.  Export Navigator’s advisors, located across the province within B.C.’s distinct regions, offer free expert guidance on exporting specifically considering these regions’ unique characteristics.    

Export Navigator’s advisors can provide: 

  • An assessment of your business’s export readiness. 
  • Hours of export advice at no charge. 
  • Step-by-step guidance tailored to your pace. 
  • Help with business growth strategy and planning. 
  • Contacts and information specific to your market and industry. 
  • Access to the most up-to-date resources for interprovincial or international exporting. 

Export Navigator provides free E-Courses on ‘Export Essentials’, ‘Exporting Your Services,’ and ‘Preparing to Export Agri-Foods.’  For more information or to connect with an advisor, please visit Export Navigator’s website. 

In partnership with Trade and Invest BC, the District of Squamish Economic Development office connects local businesses with trade and investment experts from across the U.S. and beyond.  If you are export ready and want to make further inroads into markets beyond Squamish’s borders or if you are looking to attract investors, we recommend reaching out to our office at [email protected]  

Trade and Invest BC offers services in investment, expansion, trade and export, and includes an experienced and educated team of trade and investment professionals with access to a global network of representatives in China, Japan, Korea, SE Asia, India, Europe, and the United States that specialize in clean technology, agricultural technology, digital entertainment and interactive media, clean energy, information and communications technology, life sciences, mining technology, natural gas, ocean and marine technology, wood and forestry technology and innovation.  

The Trade and Invest BC team is experienced in: 

  • Assisting with beneficial market connections. 
  • Making valuable logistics connections. 
  • Providing investors with opportunities. 
  • Navigating government export programs and financial supports. 
  • Partaking in B.C. trade missions and trade events, and so much more. 

Whether you’re selling products or services within B.C. or have plans to export worldwide, the Trade and Invest BC team can help navigate these unfamiliar pathways.   

Additionally, Invest in Canada is Canada’s national body on trade and investment with focus on: 

  • Foreign direct investment. 
  • Incentives and tax credit programs. 
  • Global skills strategy,  
  • Scientific research and development,  
  • Accelerated investment incentive. 
  • Investment in innovative projects pertaining to trade and investment, and more. 

If you’re a Squamish-based business and are looking to expand but not sure where to start, we recommend: