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Letter From the President and CEO, BC Economic Development Association

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Welcome to the official publication of the British Columbia Economic Development Association. Invest in BC is designed to give you a brief overview of British Columbia and to encourage you to invest in our diverse province. The magazine strives to provide valuable information on the eight economic regions of B.C., as well as timely trends in our ever-changing economy. I hope that you find this information of value to you and take the time to consider what an investment in B.C. could do for you or your business.

I have been fortunate to travel to different areas of the province and to visit many of our amazing communities. When you take the time to really discover all of what B.C. has to offer, you will be amazed and convinced that our economy offers unparalleled opportunity. Despite global issues, B.C.’s economic momentum is intact. Credit a talented workforce, high quality of life, openness to newcomers and reasonable tax load.

BCEDA has grown to over 400 members that are working together to grow local economies. Our members represent a range of communities, First Nations, businesses, chambers of commerce, Crown corporations, tourism groups, financial institutions, government agencies, NGOs and educational institutions. They make it their agenda to bring the right people together at the right time to create valuable partnerships and build prosperity for all those involved.

BCEDA is the leading provincial association of economic development practitioners in the province. BCEDA provides services that help communities grow new and existing businesses, attract new investments and work toward strategic infrastructure investment, land-use planning and community enhancement.

It is widely known that B.C.’s quality of life is second to none. If you have never had the opportunity to experience all that B.C. has to offer, we invite you to make a visit. British Columbia’s only limits are your imagination.

Please feel free to contact me, my staff or any of our members to discuss anything about economic development in British Columbia.


Dale Wheeldon

President and CEO, British Columbia Economic Development Association

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