Olympic business program starting to pay off, says Mayor

February 24, 2010 | Uncategorized

With the 2010 Winter Olympic Games more than halfway done, Mayor Robertson says that the City's business program for the Olympics - Metro Vancouver Commerce - has already developed several potential investments for the City and the region following the Games.

"We've had a very successful business development program during the Games - we're hosting 70 companies from around the world who are looking at investing in the City and region," said Mayor Robertson. "The networking from Metro Vancouver Commerce has been fantastic, and we expect to have some real business deals to announce following the Games. The companies that we're hosting here are a great fit with our local economy, and have the potential to create significant jobs and investment in Metro Vancouver."

Metro Vancouver Commerce involves Vancouver partnerting with eight neighbouring municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region to collectively target international businesses and investment during the 2010 Winter Games. MVC is based on a successful program developed for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, which helped land $3 billion in new investment over eight years tied directly to the Games. 

For more information on Metro Vancouver Commerce, click here.

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