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BC Business Summit 2015 - BC 2035: Forging British Columbia's Economic Future

DATE: Nov 19, 2015 · LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre West

In 2015, our economy is undergoing a transition amid increasing global competiveness and rapid rate of change brought on by exciting new technological developments, demographic shifts, information transfers and global economic change. In this environment, it is important that we take steps today to prepare for the future. So, at this year’s Third Annual BC Business Summit, the Business Council is asking: what type of British Columbia do you want in 2035?
Join with the province's leading enterprises as we examine British Columbia's strengths and opportunities that can be leveraged to build a strong, competitive and sustainable economy for future generations.

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Business Alert: No Change in WorkSafeBC Average Premiums for 2016

Posted Jul 27, 2015

WorkSafeBC recently announced that the average “base premium rate” in 2016 will be unchanged from 2015, continuing the pattern from last year. The average rate charged to employers is being set at $1.70 per $100 of assessed payroll, exactly the same as in 2015. 

This should come as welcome news for the employer community, particularly in light of a seeming onslaught of government-mandated and/or policy-driven cost increases in so many other areas (Medical Services Plan premiums, fuel taxes, electricity rates, water rental charges, environmental assessment fees, etc.).

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BC Economic Review and Outlook - Mid-Year Report
Amid External Headwinds, BC's Economy Is Holding Up Well

Posted Jul 16, 2015

Against the backdrop of a choppy and risk-prone global economy and decelerating growth here in Canada, British Columbia is holding its own. As a small trade-oriented jurisdiction, the province is certainly not impervious to the economic headwinds, whether they blow globally or from within Canada. Sluggish commodity prices and the oil-driven recession unfolding in Alberta and Newfoundland are affecting all regions of Canada and have prompted us to trim our growth BC outlook relative to expectations back in January. However, by Canadian standards British Columbia looks well-positioned for a decent economic performance over the next 18-24 months.

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It’s Bigger Than You Think: Non-Resource Manufacturing in BC

Posted Jul 8, 2015

In British Columbia the processing of resources is a highly visible part of the manufacturing sector, particularly the processing of logs harvested from the province’s forests. But non-resource manufacturing is also a significant part of the provincial economic landscape.

This issue of Policy Perspectives takes a closer look at non-resource manufacturing in British Columbia. The sector comprises a bigger piece of the industrial base than most people realize. Looking ahead, we see non-resource manufacturing as a promising source of economic and export gains for British Columbia.

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Finlayson Op-Ed: BC economy will soon hit $250 billion (Troy Media and Business in Vancouver)

Posted Jul 2, 2015

A steadily expanding population and ongoing modest economic growth are combining to propel the value of both spending and production in British Columbia to ever higher levels. As a result, we are on the cusp of a significant milestone: by the end of this year or early in 2016, the value of all measured spending and production in B.C. will reach one-quarter of a trillion dollars ($250 billion).

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BC Business Summit 2015 - BC 2035: Forging British Columbia's Economic Future

Nov 19, 2015

In 2015, our economy is undergoing a transition amid increasing global competiveness and rapid rate of change brought on by exciting new technological developments, demographic shifts, information transfers and global economic change. In this environment, it is important that we take steps today to prepare for the future. So, at this year’s Third Annual BC Business Summit, the Business Council is asking: what type of British Columbia do you want in 2035?
Join with the province's leading enterprises as we examine British Columbia's strengths and opportunities that can be leveraged to build a strong, competitive and sustainable economy for future generations.

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