The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows region has experienced unprecedented levels of commercial, industrial, and residential demand over the past five years, making a name for itself as one of Greater Vancouver’s fastest growing municipalities. In 2017, combined housing starts for both cities grew a whopping 148 per cent year-over-year, accelerated primarily by multi-family projects in Maple Ridge during 2017. Infrastructure updates and construction of the Golden Ears Business Park at Pitt Meadows Regional Airport has city officials hopeful that the area will become the two cities’ economic beacon. Maple Ridge independent of Pitt Meadows has an estimated industrial vacancy rate of just 1.7 per cent, with the re-designation of approximately 278 acres of land for industrial development, expected by 2040. Accordingly, the city has launched an Employment Land Investment Incentive Program, designed to encourage private investment in the construction of commercial real estate buildings and infrastructure.