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Tech Starts Here

This fall sees the Fraser Valley focus on the tech sector, as the Tech Starts Here collaboration between the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) and the municipalities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Mission and the Township of Langley bring two enticing tech initiatives to the region. Fraser Valley Regional Tech Forum Taking place on October 10, 2017 from

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Economic Development Year in Review

2016 saw the Mission Economic Development Department tasked with a number of key objectives which included business retention and expansion (BRE), marketing and communications, investment attraction and workforce development. Here are some of year’s highlights and accomplishments: Twelve business tours were undertaken to give Mayor and Council a stronger understanding of the local business environment and associated opportunities and challenges

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Leading the Charge

Tri-M Technologies Inc. relocated from Coquitlam to Mission 4 years ago, as three quarters of their staff were commuting from Mission each day. Moving the facility and offering the team the option to work from home has enabled the retention of key staff, many of whom have been with the company for 15 to 25 years. From their Mission base

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The Good News Keeps Coming

September was a good month for Mission residents and local business as two exciting announcements were made. The first is the District of Mission’s partnership with TELUS to introduce PureFibre to the area, offering community-wide broadband connectivity.  The second is that the District will invest $3.5 million into the First Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project in the downtown core from Horne

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The timing is fantastic – Agritech is growing


“The timing is fantastic – everything is coming together for us”! When Chris Bush talks about agricultural technology his excitement and enthusiasm is both obvious and infectious. Agritech is a growing and important business, and Chris is helping to bring it to Mission. We are standing in the parking lot outside the city owned Buy Low building in Mission’s downtown.

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District of Mission “Tech Starts Here”

7337 Welton Street

Mission’s Technical Centre of Excellence (TCE) Opens with Slow-But-Sure Progress Towards Realizing Its Goals With little fanfare Mission’s Technical Centre of Excellence has opened its doors. Because this initiative holds such importance to the growing economy of Mission, the purpose of this article, under the direction of the Economic Development office and EDO Stacey Crawford, is to present the true

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Funding for the new Agri-Food Venture Acceleration program

Guest speakers announce funding for Agri-Food entrepreneurs

“Nothing is better for leapfrogging to success than technology. And now our government is giving the tools to British Columbia Agri-Food entrepreneurs that will help them feed the world”. The speaker is the BC Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Norm Letnick.  Along with Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens Services Amrik Virk, he is in Mission to announce funding for the

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