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Langley City Economic Development Strategy Seeks Community and Business Input


For Immediate Release

Langley City, B.C. – Langley City is updating its Economic Development Strategy, focused on job creation, investment attraction, and business retention and expansion. To gather valuable feedback, residents and the business community are being asked to share their ideas about how to boost the economy and enhance quality of life through an online community survey open from May 22 through June 24, 2024. The survey seeks to understand what drives people to invest in and relocate to Langley City, and how to nurture business growth and entrepreneurship.

"We want a 'made in Langley City' Economic Development Strategy that combines the local knowledge of people who live, work, and own businesses in our community with world-leading best practices," says Mayor Nathan Pachal. "Our Economic Development Strategy will only succeed if we can capture the diverse ideas from within our community."

Ongoing work includes a community leaders workshop and interviews with community and business leaders.

The Strategy also aims to connect the dots to a broader community development action plan that enables job creation, including lifestyle-focused services/amenities, placemaking, downtown enhancement, housing choice and affordability, and more flexible commercial form and function for today’s entrepreneurs needing more nimble solutions. 

The Strategy is scheduled for completion in Fall 2024.

All residents and businesses are invited to share their ideas by filling out the survey to help shape the future economic landscape in the City of Langley to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Media Inquiries:
Wendy Dupley
Economic Development Advisor
City of Langley 

Langley City, who is leading the initiative, has retained a consulting firm to help to develop the Economic Development Strategy, which will have a strong focus on enterprise attraction and retention. Community engagement to date has highlighted a desire to explore economic diversification opportunities and high-quality job creation, implement an “Innovation District”, and enhance business retention and expansion initiatives.