September 2020

Top 10 most livable cities in 2019

September 18, 2020
What makes a city a truly great place to live – so great that it tops a list of desirable cities worldwide? It's a hot debate, with everyone measuring and weighing different variables.    If you are an investor or site selector, locating in one of those genuinely exceptional cities can go a long way towards supporting your recruitment and retention of the best, most talented professionals. Canada is proud to be home to three of the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World in 2019; Vancouver, British Columbia is the world's sixth most livable city.    The Economist Intelligence Unit (... continue reading
Posted by Williamson, Daniele
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British Columbia Forestry Innovation

September 8, 2020
British Columbia is really, really big. The province is bigger than France and Germany combined and about double the size of California. Almost 64% of the province (about 60 million hectares) is forested, yet less than one-third of one percent is harvested annually. And we still manage to export millions of tonnes of wood products each year, because it is such an abundant resource. British Columbia provides a business-friendly environment and a versatile natural resource that lends itself to innovative, sustainable purposes.  The Province is committed to a Mass Timber action plan. Mass timber supports CleanBC goals by lower... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Regional Highlight Series: Vancouver Island and Coast

September 2, 2020
The Vancouver Island and Coast region is located on the west coast of British Columbia and includes all of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and some of the coastal regions of the Mainland. This region is known for its temperate climate, unspoiled wilderness and beautiful coastlines. Business advantages include quick and easy access to other tech and tourism hubs like Vancouver and Seattle with a wide range of transportation options. Businesses on the island and coast have access to networks of economic development professionals and close-knit communities, helping create outsized opportunities that can leverage whole sub-region... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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