Greater Vancouver by the numbers

Regional Challenges

Despite Greater Vancouver’s bright near-term economic outlook, the region’s longer term performance will depend on the ability of its leaders to deal with seven important challenges revealed in our study.

  • Transit Infrastructure:  Underinvestment in roads and public transit infrastructure
  • Housing Affordability:  Poor housing affordability
  • Port Expansion:  Land scarcity for trade-enabling port expansion
  • Productivity Levels:  Low labour productivity levels
  • Educational Attainment Rates:  That fall short of the Scorecard leaders
  • Tax Rates:  High marginal effective tax rate on capital
  • Head Offices:  Fewer head offices than cities of comparable size

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