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State of Downtown 2022 Report & Launch Event Recap

On Wednesday, April 27th, the DVBIA released the State of Downtown 2022 report.

Supported by industry data, the State of Downtown 2022 report highlights how Downtown Vancouver fared over the past year, focusing on the economic recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Download the report here.

Research and writing by Sean Bailey, DVBIA Research and Data Analyst

Design by Sasha Mbabazi, DVBIA Graphic Design Coordinator

The report launch event was held in the Pacific Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

The launch event included opening remarks from DVBIA Board Chair Luca Citton, and a panel discussion with:

Jeff Guignard, Executive Director, Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC)

Andrew Petrozzi, Director Research, Western Canada Commercial, Altus Group

Paulina Cameron, CEO, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

Moderator: Gavin Duffus, Economic Development Manager, DVBIA

Media coverage of the State of Downtown report:

Business in Vancouver : Vancouver tech sector driving downtown revival, says report

Daily Hive : Downtown Vancouver pedestrian traffic and transit ridership recovery lagging

Western Investor : Office workers returning to downtown Vancouver at higher rate

Global News : Downtown Vancouver foot traffic still far behind pre-pandemic levels: report

CTV News : Crime holding back downtown Vancouver from making full economic recovery: BIA

Curiocity: This new report paints a full picture of Downtown Vancouver & it’s better than you’d expect

Thank you to everyone who attended the event, it was wonderful to see you all in person again.

A special thank you to event sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor