Surrey is located in one of the most vibrant economic regions of North America. Surrey has easy and convenient access to Vancouver International Airport, linkages to an excellent network of highways and railways, two international border crossings, and a deep sea port at Surrey Fraser Docks that provide for ideal transportation of goods and services world-wide - this is a network that is essential to the demands of Surrey's growing business community.
Surrer offers a diversified industrial manufacturing and service base, with over 16,000 businesses. There is also a wide range of business opportunities and easy access to the lower mainland's labour force of over one million people. Employment in major industry sectors includes services, high technology/biomedical, agricultural, manufacturing, plastics and telecommunications.
The following outlines the sectoral breakdown of Surrey's business base:
45% - Service
17% - Retail
12% - Contractors or Building Services
8% - Manufacturers
7% - Wholesale Merchants
6% - Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
5% - Transportation
ACR Systems has been headquartered in Surrey since starting business in 1986. ACR Systems is an innovative, high technology company that has developed a complete line of electronic, data logging devices used in a variety of industries worldwide.
Other major employers in the Surrey area include:
Surrey School District #36, Surrey Memorial Hospital, City of Surrey, RMH Teleservices, Income Tax Data Centre, McDonald's Restaurants, Canada Safeway, Save On Foods, The Home Depot, BC Gas, S & R Sawmills Ltd., Sunrise Poultry Processors Ltd., The Real Canadian Superstore, Kwantlen University College (Surrey Campuses), BC Biomedical Laboratories Ltd., R.C.M.P. (Surrey Detachment), BC Hot House Foods Inc., Telus, Pacific Press, Walmart Canada Inc., Canada Post, Rona Revy Inc., Coast Capital Savings Credit Union, Coast Mountain Bus Company, Teal Cedar Products Ltd., BC Hydro, Fraser Downs, Fraser Surrey Docks Ltd., Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), Sheraton Inn Guildford, Canadian Tire, J M Schneider Inc., Merit Kitchens Ltd., Vision Security & Investigation Inc., Unitow Services Ltd., Convoy Supply Ltd., Burnaby Lake Greenhouses Ltd.