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Trade, Productivity & Competitiveness

BC’s ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world economy will depend on how well we can find new ways of doing business, adopt new ideas and practices, and connect with new trading partners. The Council encourages public policies that support research and innovation, business practices that increase productivity, connections that open new trading opportunities, and processes to commercialize BC’s best research.

Vancouver as a City-Region in the Global Economy

Authored by the Vancouver Economic Development Commission

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Shifting Perceptions: Health Industries as a Source of Wealth Creation in British Columbia

Authored by Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock, Business Council of British Columbia

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Opportunity BC 2020: BC's Forest Industry, Moving from a Volume Focus to a Value Perspective

Authored by Woodbridge Associations

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Building the Economic Base: Tradable Services

Authored by Michael A. Goldberg

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Prospects for Mining in British Columbia

Authored by Michael R. J. McPhie, M.Sc., QEP, Managing Director, Natural Resource and Infrastructure Projects, Heenan Blakie

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Co-operative Opportunities in British Columbia

Authored by Monica Marshal, Director, Strategy, Andrea Harris, Director, Community Leadership, Bill Corbett, Director, Elvy Del Bianco, Consultant
Vancity

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Manufacturing BC - Outlook 2020

Authored by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, British Columbia

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Changing People Changing Places: Demographic and Economic Change in British Columbia

Authored by David Baxter, Andrew Ramlo and Erin Ramlo, Urban Futures

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The United States to 2020 and the Requirement for Canadian Initiative

Authored by Colin Robertson, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

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Situating BC in the Global Economy

Authored by J. Baggs, Faculty of Business, D. Scoones, Department of Economics, and G. Voss, Department of Economics
University of Victoria

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The Rise of Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for British Columbia

Authored by Rosalie L. Tung, Ph.D., FRSC, Faculty of Business, Simon Fraser Univeristy

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British Columbia's Global Linkages: A Snapshot

Authored By: Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock, Business Council of British Columbia

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BC's Advanced Technology Sector: Reaching for the Next Level

Authored by the BC Technology Industry Association

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