Buy Local Downtown Vancouver
When you buy local, you support businesses that supports an eco-system of other local businesses in the community — from farmers and growers to makers and manufacturers, to business support service providers, like graphic designers and credit unions. So many of Downtown Vancouver businesses are committed to buying local and supporting a strong community — discover the stories of how Downtown Vancouver businesses keep your community strong!
The B.C. Buy Local campaign encourages consumers to shift at least 1% of their spending — just $15 — to a local business, or a local grown or local made product. If all consumers make a 1% shift, it will create 3,100 jobs and sends $94M in wages to workers in B.C. Check out more reasons to buy local.
About Downtown Vancouver BIA
Downtown Vancouver has one of the most beautiful natural backdrops in the world, with expansive views of the Burrard Inlet, North Shore mountains, and False Creek, and remains a popular place to live. Vancouver’s downtown is the heart of the city. It has a vibrant arts and culture community, and some of the City’s finest and most popular restaurants. Downtown Vancouver has over 8,000 businesses, making Downtown Vancouver an essential destination for both local residents and the nine million people who visit Vancouver annually. The DVBIA is Vancouver’s largest BIA, spanning 90 blocks of Vancouver’s downtown core. Downtown is the most walkable neighbourhood in Vancouver, making it easy for residents to access services, restaurants and entertainment.
Downtown Vancouver BIA (DVBIA) is a strong partner of LOCO BC. In 2016, we conducted research with DVBIA on empty storefronts on Granville Street. We identified ways to encourage local businesses to relocate there, and support community economic development in the area. DVBIA has joined as a B.C. Buy Local Week partner with neighbourhood businesses to using our posters and stickers to identify locally owned stores, local grown and local made products, and our poster to tell us how they support other local businesses. Read the stories of how the area’s businesses impact the community – excepts below or the full stories can be found here.