The City’s Official Community Plan (Chapter 6) identifies key issues for employment in Maple Ridge and addresses these issues through policies.
Key issues identified in the OCP include:
Continuing to increase the number of local jobs through city strategies and in partnership with regional and provincial agencies;
Enhancing investment and business opportunities within the community.
Creating more local jobs is desirable as a way to address traffic issues, environmental impacts, quality of life, and diversification of the tax assessment and employment base. Importantly, the OCP emphasizes the development of economic strategies that fit within the community context, as well as Maple Ridge’s priorities and values.