Business Advantages

 

Making Connections

Competitive industrial, commercial, and residential land costs, low labour, energy, and production costs combined with a unique urban/rural mix of lifestyles make the Township of Langley an ideal community to locate your business.

With the goal of supplying one job for each Langley resident in the labour force, and one of the lowest business bankruptcy rates in Metro Vancouver, the Township of Langley is an ideal place to do business. Retail and commercial businesses have made the Township home to one of the largest retail centres in the Lower Mainland.

Similarly, many regional branches of major banking institutions and international legal and accounting firms have relocated here. Supporting some 7,000 businesses with an expanding population estimated at 117,285 (2016) and projected to double by 2040, the Township of Langley is an economic powerhouse in British Columbia.

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Transportation

The movement of people, goods, and services has improved with the expansion of the Port Mann Bridge to 10-lane capacity. The bridge is connected to Trans-Canada Highway, which has equally seen lane widening from Vancouver to Langley, an additional 30 kilometres of new HOV lanes, replacement of nine highway interchanges, and additional truck climbing lanes to expedite traffic flows. The six-lane Golden Ears Bridge along with its 14-kilometre road network connects markets along the Fraser River and provides quick and convenient transportation links for residents and businesses across the BC’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

The 40 km long, South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17) is a four-lane expressway connecting the lower mainland’s Vancouver International Airport and Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal via Highway 99 to Highway 1.

The 202 Street Park and Ride and Transit Exchange, immediately south of the Trans-Canada Highway, is fully operational, making an easy and more sustainable commute for residents and employees. With 650 transit and parking spaces, this public transit hub also offers RapidBus service that transports transit users to the Lower Mainland Skytrain services in less than 25 minutes.

These infrastructure improvements have created a progressive business center in the Township capitalizing on a prime location along the Trans-Canada Highway and appealing to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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industrial floor space

Township of Langley is considered to have some of the largest industrial floor space in Metro Vancouver. Serviced and unserviced vacant industrial lands, with stable and competitive land prices, are available in the Township’s five industrial areas. 

Open for business

The Township of Langley’s local economy features everything your business needs:

  • Skilled labour force
  • Comprehensive array of training/education facilities
  • Fully integrated road, rail, port, and airport infrastructure
  • Full range of reliable utility and telecom/digital services
  • Suitable industrial and commercial land sites
  • Commercial border crossing into the United States
  • 3 million plus consumers within one-hour drive
 

Education and training

With accredited post-secondary education institutions in the community, Trinity Western University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, access to qualified and skilled local talent is readily available. Employers with workforce and skill development needs can do so through credit and non-credit courses from these and other specialized education and training facilities.

Business sector diversity 

  • Agriculture and Food Products
  • Applied Technology
  • Commercial / Professional Services
  • Construction
  • Filming and Creative
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Tourism, Accommodation and Food Services
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing

Canada’s second largest concentration of helicopter companies makes the Langley Regional Airport a centre of excellence for rotary wing aircraft.

Agribusiness has the right mix

The combination of predominantly Class 4 land, high-quality soils, and innovative farmers nets high yield on 12,970 hectares of agricultural land. The Township produces the most varied agricultural production in Canada.

The good life 

Finding the right location is just as important for a business as it is for its employees. The Township promotes healthy and sustainable communities supporting a diverse mix of people while offering an affordable cost of living.

Named in the Top 10 Best Cities for Work in BC, for many years, with 7000 licensed businesses; having a consistent upward trajectory in new incorporated businesses, inter-municipal business licensing for specific industries, and offering business taxation levies on-par or up to 2% better than our lower mainland neighbours, there is a value-proposition for businesses to be situated in the Township.

 

Quote from Scott Johnson - Corporate Commercial and Real Estate Lawyer and Partner of CBM Law Office.
“It is an exceptional place to do business; it’s central for your customers, suppliers and employees.”