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.
Surrey Board of Trade members volunteer their time to provide expertise, guidance and feedback to Surrey Board of Trade staff on core advocacy teams. They review and monitor government programs and budgets, and raise issues that impact members and Surrey’s Business Community. Team members assist SBOT Staff develop policies and positions to affect necessary changes to foster economic growth in a thriving city.
Surrey's food producers, agriculture lands & urban growing innovations.
Development & Land Use
Red tape reduction, development approvals, official community plan.
Economic Policy Reports
ECONOMIC POLICY REPORTS
Environment & Natural Resources
Natural resources, emergency planning, climate change, waste management.
Finance & Tax
Business taxation & public sector investments.
Immigrant Employment Council of BC
Industry & International Trade
Advocacy, services, international membership & trade missions.
Surrey Light Rail Transit Project
Rapid transit to fit Surrey's needs
Skilled labour, manufacturing awareness, innovation.
Music City – Surrey
Education, child care, public safety, 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.
Education, employment standards, labour market
Grades 4-8 & grades 10-12, post-secondary & youth business incubator programming.