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BC Business Summit 2014:
Building BC for the 21st Century - Innovation in Infrastructure

DATE: Nov 7, 2014 · LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre

Infrastructure – transport networks, utilities, telecommunications, hospitals and schools – is essential for connecting people, goods and information in both domestic and emerging Asian markets to develop our collective economic prosperity and contribute to our quality of life.

BC Business Summit 2014 will look at the the global and domestic issues facing our existing and future infrastructure networks and focus on the development of a visionary and strategic approach to developing innovative infrastructure in British Columbia to the benefit of Canada.

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Finlayson: Vancouver’s Incomes are Low, But Costs are High (Vancouver Sun)

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Spending time in the downtown Vancouver business district or in the tonier residential neighbourhoods scattered across the lower mainland can easily foster a misleading impression of the financial health of the households that comprise the region. That point was hammered home for me recently after reviewing the latest Statistics Canada data on incomes.

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BC’s Tourism Industry: Positioned for Growth

Posted Aug 7, 2014

In BC, tourism supports and sustains jobs in every region and serves as the economic backbone of many smaller communities. Compared to other provinces, the tourism industry is proportionally larger in BC, a reflection of the province’s natural beauty and the diversity of both winter and summer activities offered here. Greater Vancouver’s international status as a desirable travel destination contributes to the prominence of the broader BC tourism sector.

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Debate Over the Minimum Wage Heats Up

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Proposals to increase the minimum wage have been gathering speed on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. In January, President Obama called on Congress to lift the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, an idea quickly rejected by Republican Party leaders. But America’s national government doesn’t hold a monopoly on labour standards in that country; state and local governments also play a role. Since 2011, more than a dozen U.S. states and several cities have increased the minimum wages in their jurisdictions. Earlier this year, Seattle adopted a $15.00 an hour minimum wage, the highest among all big American cities.

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Finlayson: US may be poised for economic housing boost (Troy Media)

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Is it possible that America’s economy might surprise us with a sustained growth surge? The question came to mind as I recently slogged through a series of blog entries and reports on the web site of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The Center’s researchers keep close tabs on U.S. housing markets and have a particular interest in the factors believed to influence the demand for housing.

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BC Business Summit 2014:
Building BC for the 21st Century - Innovation in Infrastructure

Nov 7, 2014

Infrastructure – transport networks, utilities, telecommunications, hospitals and schools – is essential for connecting people, goods and information in both domestic and emerging Asian markets to develop our collective economic prosperity and contribute to our quality of life.

BC Business Summit 2014 will look at the the global and domestic issues facing our existing and future infrastructure networks and focus on the development of a visionary and strategic approach to developing innovative infrastructure in British Columbia to the benefit of Canada.

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