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With the construction of a $14.7-million B.C.-Canada House Pavilion underway in Beijing, several of B.C.’s trade associations are assembling their delegations and hoping to expand BC business in China, using the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a convenient springboard. “China is clearly an emerging market for us, and this is a very good opportunity to kick down a few doors and learn more about it,” says Pascal Spothelfer, president and CEO of the B.C. Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).
We check in with the titans of B.C. business from our 1998 list of the Best CEOs What a difference a decade makes. Compare this year’s list of top CEOs with those from 1998 and you can’t help but notice a sea change in the top echelon of B.C. business leaders.
This year’s Top 100 numbers back up economists’ claims that B.C. is well positioned to weather any economic downturn associated with the U.S. housing crisis. Aggregate revenues for the Top 100 companies were $122.2 billion, an increase of 8.9 per cent over last year’s tally. The surge outpaces the 6.2 per cent rise in the province’s nominal GDP. And the threshold for making the list this year inched up to $223.9 million in annual revenues, $40 million more than last year.
For better viewing, click the "full screen" button. BCBusiness assistant art director Ben Oliver and digital editor John Bucher narrate a photographic tour of three major projects now being built in the Lower Mainland: the Sea to Sky Highway expansion, the Athlete's Village in False Creek, and Richmond's speed-skating oval. Photographs...
Here's a gem of an ad from VANOC, and, man, does it say a lot about the organization. The ad features a crowd of be-merchandised, cheering fans with a mannequin in their midst, clothed in obviously-fake Olympic swag. The caption...
Celebrating the cream of the 2008 crop of entrepreneurs in British Columbia. While the Teluses and Teck Comincos of B.C.’s business community get plenty of ink in the local and international press, without the scrappy entrepreneurs at the bottom of the corporate chain, there would be no giant corporations. It’s these bold risk-takers who constantly renew our business culture, building the next generation of corporate leaders.