Contents | August 2013


The Startup City

Surrey—with its Bing Thom-designed library, new city hall and growing population—is poised to rival Vancouver in size and economy.
by Kerry Gold


An Inconvenient Truth

When the Big One inevitably hits, or if a smaller tremor shakes B.C. before then, recovery will be counted in years, not weeks, and nearly half of small businesses will fail.
by Steve Burgess

The Problem of Too Many Jobs

Job demand in B.C. is expected to outstrip supply by 2016, and by 2020 there may be 18,800 jobs without qualified workers.
by David Godsall


REAL ESTATEAwakening the Dragon

The retail and real estate that spurred the long-awaited economic and cultural renewal of Vancouver’s Chinatown.
by Kristen Hilderman


Paulo Maia, CEO of HSBC Bank Canada, shares his views on Canadian business cul- ture and gives insight on the bank’s growth.
by David Jordan

TOURISMSeeing Stars and Stripes

Why Destination BC is still hell bent on attracting American visitors—even if the Canadian Tourism Commission no longer cares.
by Kate MacLennan

MININGOn Moral Ground

Helping developing countries—and the Canadian mining firms operating there—tap resources sustainably.
by Dee Hon


LIVE WELL, WORK WELL A ‘healthy bottom line’ takes on new meaning as B.C. companies invest in employees’ well-being.

VISUAL LEARNING Be a social-media master.

DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA Before doing business in India, heed these business tenets from the east.

CLIMBING THE CORPORATE LADDER Translating a rock-climbing adventure into a team-building experience.

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