Attracting & supporting businesses
Whether you are an existing business in Langford looking to expand, need assistance attracting talent or are a new investor to Langford looking to purchase land to develop, want to move, or expand your business to Langford, our staff are here to assist. From initial conversations in regard to Langford’s demographics, business district, retail gaps or upcoming projects, or if you are ready to start looking at lease spaces our staff can help you every step of the way. After your lease is signed and your business is open, the support does not stop there. The City of Langford takes a hands-on, collaborative approach to supporting our business community – we want you to thrive, not just survive. After all, a successful and thriving business community is important to the entire community.
Donna Petrie – Senior Manager of Communications & Economic Development
Businesses and entrepreneurs see Langford as the place where they want to do business and must be located. It is no coincidence that the City of Langford is one of the fastest growing cities in Western Canada, growing on average between 4-5% each year and surpassing the Provincial average growth of 1.3%.
The City of Langford supports economic investment by facilitating relationships between proponents and other organizations and by providing support of City staff to help navigate the requirements of opening a business or developing land in Langford.
Cell service & fiber
The City of Langford is within the cell coverage area of the following major cell service providers: Virgin Mobile, Bell Mobility, Rogers, Telus Mobility, Koodo Mobile, and Fido. The City has also entered into an agreement with Telus to install fibre optics line when Telus is conducting service upgrades within their system. Several fibre optics lines are already in place within the City.
Power (BC Hydro)
All of the development sites have power service available from BC Hydro. 98% of the power BC Hydro generates comes in the form of clean, reliable and affordable energy. In fact, BC Hydro’s standard commercial rate is the fifth-lowest in North America, helping keep operating costs low.
*Source: Hydro Quebec Report on Electricity Rates in North America