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JumpStart Downtown: E-Commerce Assistance Program

JumpStart Downtown: E-Commerce Assistance Program

VDA’s newest initiative, JumpStart Downtown is live!

JumpStart Downtown is an e-commerce assistance program providing businesses located in the downtown core tailored services to improve their online presence. These services will help mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and will ensure business resiliency post-pandemic.


Website Assistance

  • E-commerce development
  • Competitive analysis
  • Content strategy
  • Search engine optimization
  • Local listings development

Social Media Assistance

  • Branding / marketing
  • Content analysis
  • Messaging analysis


  • Business must have experienced negative impacts from COVID-19
  • Preference is given to low/moderate income households (we encourage all interested parties to apply for consideration)
  • Must be a business located within downtown Vancouver, see map for program boundaries



Jumpstart Downtown is made possible by the City of Vancouver Community Development Block Grant Program.

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