British Columbia COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA he most famous phrase from the movie Field of Dreams–“Build it and they will come”–could very well be the bywords for Co- quitlam, British Columbia, after all is said and done. Coquitlam, a city in the low- er mainland of British Columbia, and part of the greater Vancouver area, is in the midst of a state of growth that is showcasing what can be accom- plished when you get the right people in govern- ment and a passionate, hardworking community, all striving for the same thing. By looking at what “could be” as opposed to accepting what it already A BEACON FOR PROSPERITY has, the city, first incorporated in 1891, has been able to transform itself into an exciting hub for businesses, families, and more. “We are really one of the few communities that has been able to design our city center from scratch,”explains Mayor Richard Stewart.“Most communities inherit previous generations’ plan- ning decisions; we were able to earmark an area to become our newvibrant city center.” “The transit line,which opened in 2016, has been on the books for 20 years,” adds Michael Hind, the CEO for the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.“Peo- ple started campaigning for it and this past year we made it a reality.”