Investing in Abbotsford

Our Value Proposition

Abbotsford, BC is a diverse, livable community in close proximity to one of the most desired global hubs in the world – Vancouver. Transportation network provides affordable, highly efficient access to the whole of North America, the U.S Pacific Northwest and Asia Pacific. Home to a $1.8 billion agricultural sector, a robust aerospace cluster and an emerging hub of tech industries, Abbotsford offers a unique advantage for industry to a variety of markets.

Key Sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture & Value Added Processing
  • Manufacturing & Technology

Geographic Advantage

The City of Abbotsford – recognized as the Hub of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley region – is one of the fastest growing business centres in Canada. Situated in the south-western corner of the province  of British Columbia along the Canada/US border just 89 kilometers (55 miles) from the Pacific Coast, Abbotsford presents a unique value proposition for international companies looking to enter the North American market and domestic companies seeking a strategic gateway from the Pacific Northwest by air or sea.


Recruiting and retaining prime talent offers a key competitive advantage. Skilled labour and service workers top the occupations of our young, educated workforce.

  • Over half the population of Abbotsford has a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree
  • Median age of Abbotsford’s population is 37.9 years
  • Over half of BC’s workforce works in knowledge-based or trade-related industries, and 60% of this workforce is under 44 years of age

We provide professional, responsive customer service to help you find the ideal location for your business. We function as a solid single point of contact, helping you explore location and expansion opportunities in Abbotsford. We are progressive, forward-thinking and ready to take your business to the next level.

Quality of Life

Our temperate climate, multicultural city and clean environment provide a quality of life that draws skilled creative people from around the world. We also have a spectacular physical setting; located in a fertile valley surrounded by mountains. An area that is rich in parkland, trails and sports fields. Which suits us well, since west-coasters like to stay fit and active. About 84% of our residents live within 500 metres of a park. About 62% of us live and work within the city itself, with an average commute under 10 minutes.