Richmond's economy has the following features:
First, the industry is dominated by agri-food, aviation, filming, green, health, logistics, manufacturing, retail, technology, and tourism;
Second, Richmond is close to Asia Pacific, the United States and the major urban cities of BC, has a unique geographic location;
Third, a large number of new immigrants settle in Richmond every year, among them there are many talents.
Therefore, to develop Richmond's economy, it is necessary to consider and combine these factors.
Because it is close to the Asia-Pacific, adjacent to the airport, and the largest Vancouver port in the west coast, Richmond has the advantage to establish a trade city;
Because there are large areas of agricultural land that other central cities don't have, Richmond can develop unique urban agriculture;
Because there are filming and green industry, the city needs a manifold plan to further beautify Richmond;
Because there are a large number of new immigrants, especially Chinese immigrants, Richmond has the potential to establish a tourist city;
Because the distance to UBC is less than 30 minute’s drive, and it is geographically close to Seattle and Silicon Valley in the United States, Richmond has great potential to develop high tech.
Because there are a large number of business immigrants settled in Richmond, Richmond may become a capital city.
To this end, I have ten specific measures:
First, take advantage of business immigrants' wide range of connections in Asian Pacific, develop international trade, make Richmond a trade center.
Second, support high value-added agriculture, encourage the construction of agricultural resorts, agricultural education bases, and develop agricultural tourism.
Third, regulate city appearance including the agricultural land reserve , let Richmond become a real garden city.
Fourth, expand the Asia-Pacific tourism market and build more hotels.
Fifth, build a start-ups mansion, provide low-rent office for start-ups company.
Sixth, establish a special investment committee to help and guide investment.
Seventh, conduct a talent 'census' , fully exploit talent resources, let talent walk on the front stage.
Eighth, change the library's book structure and purchase more high-quality commercial and technical books.
Ninth, encourage entrepreneurship, and use new businesses to create new jobs.
Tenth, develop cultural creative industry.