The BC Economic Development Association's BC Economic Development Awards recognizes
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:41pm
Discover Business and Investment opportunities in British Columbia — the leading gateway to the largest and fastest growing Asia Pacific and North American markets. With a strong and diversified economy, having hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, BC is the world’s hot spot for burgeoning opportunities.
Canada starts here! We are the westernmost province in our country and the first port of call for people and goods that come to Canada. Whether you need to ship products, move information, or travel to global markets,
BC has the transportation and communications systems to ensure cost effective connections. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
provides duty-free access to one of the world’s largest single markets.
Economy and Labour Market
British Columbia’s rapidly expanding and diversified economy is generating a wide range of exciting investment opportunities. A competitive tax system and robust fiscal position, together with ongoing investments in infrastructure and public services, are helping to drive our economic growth. With an outstanding quality of life, BC is a global magnet for talent. With world-class educational systems, BC has a diverse and highly trained labour pool.
Competitive Business Climate and Low Operating Costs
British Columbia has one of North America’s most competitive business climates, with low tax burdens, a minimum of red tape, and a supportive, financially responsible government. There are also many tax breaks that lower the costs of investing and operating. Provincial and federal governments also provide attractive incentives for research & development, low corporate and personal income tax rates, and investment incentives.
Exceptional Quality of Life
With gorgeous scenery and a mild climate, BC continuously receives top ratings as one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. The province leads Canada in life expectancy and environmental quality of life. Low crime rates and social stability make BC communities safe and secure.
Linx BC Advantage
LINX BC is the combined strength of the province’s most proactive communities, with representatives from each economic region of the Province. LINX BC offers many advantages to businesses looking to locate or invest within British Columbia such as being a single point of contact with prompt, efficient follow-up services. LINX BC’s role is to seek out and assist enterprises with their expansion and re-location investments in the province. LINX BC offers businesses looking to locate within BC, responsive and efficient follow-up, sector-specific first stage investment reports on the member communities, and up-to-date research on opportunities and emerging markets.
Canada starts here! We are the westernmost province in our country and the first port of call for people and goods that come to Canada. Whether you need to ship products, move information, or travel to global markets, BC has the transportation and communications systems to ensure cost effective connections. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides duty-free access to one of the world’s largest single markets.