Economic Impact Study, 2017
The 2017 B.C. Forest Industry Economic Impact Study by PwC underlines the clear value the forest industry has on British Columbia. Key findings from the study convey the significant economic contributions the forest sector provides, generating revenue for government at a municipal and provincial level. Communities and families throughout B.C. rely on the industry for its economic benefits and its role as a major employer, generating over 140,000 total jobs throughout the province.
B.C.’s forest sector continues to strengthen relationships with overseas markets, while concurrently opening new market opportunities and advancing competitiveness. This modern industry embraces its role as a leader in sustainability, committed to environmental and ecological values. As concluded in the report, B.C.’s forest industry is innovative and will continue to develop, improve, and provide a high-quality of life for all British Columbians.
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