December 2017

BC Economic Atlas Makes Site Selection Easy

December 19, 2017
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates popularized the term “information at your fingertips” in 1990. While the internet was then still in its infancy, Gates had the foresight to see that the world of information was changing quickly and that ease of access made information valuable. The BC Economic Atlas, now integrated into our community profile pages, has raised the bar for innovative and intuitive data delivery in government.   In 2015, the province’s Trade and Invest BC website,, was enhanced to reflect the evolving information needs of site selectors and corporate investors. The site now... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Tourists Drawn to B.C. Beauty and Community

December 12, 2017
British Columbia has a lot to offer in the tourism sector. The Thompson Okanagan region has recently been designated as the first sustainable tourism destination in the Americas by the Responsible Tourism Institute. Qualifying factors include environmental, social and cultural perspectives as well as foresight for sustainability maintenance in future years, all of which are well demonstrated across the region. The province is drawing a lot of activity from tourists with diverse interests. The agrifoods sector has generated a thriving market in vineyard and brewery tours. British Columbia has over 150 craft breweries, a... continue reading
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British Columbia is a Big Player in the Video Game Industry

December 7, 2017
Video game companies are cropping up across the province of British Columbia, from Cosmic Logic, Gigatross Games, Hyper Hippo Productions and RocketSnail Games in Kelowna; to Hemisphere Games in Nelson; to the dozens of companies in Victoria and Vancouver. It’s a growing industry where creativity and technological know-how are joined in a productive union. The list of games coming out of British Columbia is extensive and caters to all demographics. DigiBC released an article in time for Halloween 2016 listing the spookiest games made in B.C, complete with embedded trailers and reviews. Vancouver-based Ingenuity Works speci... continue reading
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