The role of our policy work is to be proactive, researching and identifying the issues, which will become of critical concern to our members and our city, and developing a policy position to speak to the appropriate levels of government. We continuously interact with the City of Surrey and various local jurisdictions, and federal and provincial agencies and regional bodies. We also work directly in the municipal, regional, provincial and federal issue areas of Economic Development, where issues are of a wider scope.
Our teams in the 13 core areas below are comprised of Surrey Board of Trade members volunteering their time to provide expertise, guidance and feedback to Surrey Board of Trade staff.
Surrey's food producers, agriculture lands & urban growing innovations.
Advocacy, Events & Projects to improve business safety and judicial issues.
Development & Land Use
Red tape reduction, development approvals, official community plan.
Economic Policy Reports
ECONOMIC POLICY REPORTS
Natural resources, emergency planning, climate change, waste management.
Finance & Tax
Business taxation & public sector investments.
Advocacy, services, international membership & trade missions.
Skilled labour, manufacturing awareness, innovation.
Education, child care, poverty, health care.
Tourism, Arts & Culture
Arts investments, tourism advocacy, creative industry growth.
Air, border, rail, road and water - moving goods and people.
Women in Business
Entrepreneurial services, mentorship, essential skills.
Aboriginal & immigrant/refugee entrepreneurship, employment standards, labour market.
Grades 4-8 & grades 10-12, post-secondary & youth business incubator programming.