Buy Local Week

Thank you to everyone who showed their support for local businesses by participating in Buy Local Week (December 3-9th 2018).

“By supporting local businesses we are keeping more money in the local economy, and strengthening the unique experience of shopping and dining in Vancouver,” said Charles Gauthier, adding “With help from great organizations like LOCO BC, it is our goal to keep local businesses thriving in the downtown core.”

“We have heard from our members about the challenges that they face around permitting delays and rising rents. We are working with the City of Vancouver to streamline the permitting process, we have asked Vancouver City Council to shift 2% of the tax burden from commercial to residential properties in 2019.  Council can do this and has done so from 2006 to 2012. This will provide immediate relief to small businesses throughout the city.”

A downtown business was interviewed by LOCO BC for Buy Local Week. Read about how Art Rental and Sales at the Vancouver Art Gallery is a local business that in turn supports local artists. Story here.