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The Business Council is focused on key themes to advance British Columbia’s economic prosperity and competitiveness.

Our core work is robust, evidence-based analysis of the issues that affect British Columbia's prosperity and competitiveness. Our priorities are established through member consultation and focus on critical issues including:

  • Creating a more competitive economy through effective tax, trade and infrastructure policies & strategies.
  • Establishing a strategic human capital policy that enables talent attraction, development & retention.
  • Leveraging our natural assets to advance solutions to the climate & energy challenges in a lower carbon world while ensuring sustainable access to the land base.
  • Accelerating economic reconciliation and capacity building with Indigenous communities.
  • Developing a vision and policy agenda for B.C. which supports greater innovation and productivity in the knowledge economy.
  • Unparalleled early stage dialogue and collaboration on public policy formation with provincial and federal decision makers.
  • Peer networking opportunities within the B.C. business community.
  • Access to intimate Roundtables and Forums where business and government meet to discuss pressing issues and innovative ideas.
  • The opportunity to participate on the Council’s Committees and Advisory Groups, which help shape the business community’s priorities and inform positions on key issues.
  • Access to the Council’s economic and policy analyses, research and opinion pieces, including regular economic forecasts and information on key global, national and local policy trends and economic issues.
  • A greater ability to communicate with British Columbians and government leaders.
  • Collaboration and levered advocacy on cross-sectoral issues and opportunities in the public policy realm and with media partners.


Members have the opportunity to engage in all facets of the Business Council’s policy work and advocacy by participating in our issues-based committees and advisory groups, which help inform the council’s work on key areas of interest. These working groups are made up of Council members, representing the majority of B.C.’s top employers. The input of members ensures that committees are focused on relevant business issues and are informed by on-the-ground experience and practical policy matters.

  • Communications Committee
  • Employee Relations Committee
  • Energy and Climate Policy Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Committee
  • Next Leaders' Council


From in-camera member-only meetings to larger forums and conferences, the Business Council regularly hosts events where members gain insights from leading guest speakers, including senior elected and government officials, global CEOs, business leaders, and subject matter experts.

Visit our events page for a list of upcoming major events.


Members can stay informed on public policy and economic matters through the Council’s extensive collection of publications. Our research and recommendations, produced with input from members representing B.C.’s key business sectors, are an important source of information for government decision makers, helping to support a competitive, prosperous and sustainable B.C. economy.

Read the latest Reports & Research or Insights & Opinions from the Business Council team.


Markian Beley
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We encourage you to explore our website for more information including details on our Executive Committee and Board of Governors, our committee work, publications, special initiatives, and upcoming public events.

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