Why B.C.’s Future Is Bright

British Columbia is a wonderful place to live, visit, do business and invest. We have many natural resources. Most of all, British Columbia is powered by hard-working, talented people.

B.C. is an economic leader in Canada. We are the only province with triple-A credit ratings from the three major international rating agencies, and we have the lowest unemployment rate in the country. This translates into more jobs and growth opportunities for British Columbians throughout the province.

Businesses in B.C. are more optimistic than in the rest of Canada. And I’m with them—I have never been more optimistic about the future of our province. Despite global trade uncertainty, B.C.’s exports have remained strong, and we’re continuing to attract major investments to the province.

Of course, there is still work to be done. We will continue to strengthen our trade partnerships around the world to expand markets, and to make sure B.C. is connected and competitive.

The world needs to know that British Columbia is open for business.

We’re strengthening traditional resource sectors while supporting small business, tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing. We’re diversifying through technology and innovation. And, we’re expanding our economy responsibly and sustainably, while creating good jobs and providing the services people need.

We know there are global challenges and uncertainty facing us ahead. But together, we’re building a brighter future for people in B.C., and we’re showing how investing in people makes our province stronger.

Invest in BC magazine showcases the best of what B.C. business has to offer, and I hope its readers are excited to explore all the new opportunities offered by this remarkable province.

 

John Horgan

Premier, British Columbia

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