Special Projects

Working with employers to find local solutions to local challenges is part of what the Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV) is all about. Through our work with local businesses key areas of concern are identified. We then take action to create collaborative opportunities to find solutions. 

North Vancouver Small Business Series

Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV), teamed up with Capilano University Continuing Studies & Executive Education to create the North Vancouver Small Business Series.

The Series sessions are designed based on discussions with the local business community and to provide skills to address real issues they are facing today. Each session is led by an industry expert who understands the reality of our local economy.

To learn more about the North Vancouver Small Business Series or share your ideas for future topics get in touch.

Registration Now Open for the Spring 2019 Series!

Important Connections

Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV) organized ImPORTant Connections: Linking Local Businesses to Big Opportunities on June 26th, 2018. More than 70 businesses were in attendance and 60 one-on-one meetings took place between small business owners and industry representatives.

The reverse-trade show style event was created to connect North Vancouver businesses to procurement opportunities offered by large local industry companies. This was the first event of it’s kind for EPNV and featured major port companies; Fibreco, Kinder Morgan, Neptune Terminals, Seaspan and Western Stevedoring.


Interested in opportunities to make Important Connections for your business? 

E-Bike to Work Week

Economic Partnership North Vancouver (EPNV) collaborated with North Vancouver-based electric bike manufacturer OHM Cyclesto develop E-Bike to Work week. The project is designed to better understand the benefits and challenges of commuting by e-bike as a viable option for North Vancouver employees.

Th E-Bike to Work pilot project explored the e-bike commuting experience with the participation of employees from supportive employers like Arc’Teryx, COWI North America and Hatfield Consulting. For one week (May 28 to June 1) four participants replaced their regular mode of transportation with e-bikes. They documented their experience daily and completed surveys before and after the project .

Here’s what we found…

Special thanks to OHM Cycles for producing the summary video.

Do you have ideas for projects that will contribute to building an economically thriving and sustainable North Vancouver economy?

Get in touch with us today!