B.C. Market Monitor Summer 2011
 B.C. is Open for Business
The Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation is expanding its services for entrepreneurs and investors who are looking for safe, stable places to put their money and start new businesses. Learn more

First-ever Trade Mission Unearths New Business in Mongolia

In September 2011, the British Columbia Trade and Investment team in Beijing successfully led the first-ever trade mission to Mongolia. The mission introduced Mongolia’s mining industry to B.C.'s mining support capacities, including expertise in equipment, services and training. Learn more

Softwood Lumber Exports to China Surpass the U.S.

Trade figures for May 2011 show the value of softwood lumber exported to China has surpassed the U.S., sending powerful signals about the importance of the Asia-Pacific markets for British Columbia's economy and job prospects. Learn more


INDUSTRY NEWS


PROGRESS REPORT


Gateway Program Update

August 27, 2011, marked 50 percent completion of Port Mann/Highway 1 construction to improve safety and reliability, save travel time and improve the movement of goods for trade to the Asia Pacific.
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Canada-European Union

Learn more about the ninth round of talks and share your views and your experience with doing business in the European markets. E-mail us at CETA@gov.bc.ca.


Council of Federation Update

Check out Canada in the Global Economy released by Premiers at a Joint Council of the Federation meeting.
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Investing in B.C.

 BUSINESS CONNECTIONS
Build strategic business relationships and expand your business networks at home and abroad. Join the B.C. Business Network to find connections to drive your success.
 INVESTOR SERVICES
Find comprehensive business location information and take advantage of our customized services, including site-location reports, financial projections for your project, and hosted familiarization tours. Read more about a company benefiting from these services.
 EXPORT TOOLS & RESOURCES RESOURCES AND GUIDES
Export assistance for export-ready firms to access established and emerging markets is available at your fingertips. Check out Market Opportunity Reports and read more about entry into new export markets.
 GLOBAL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR
Reduce the risk and cost for your company when entering new international markets. The Global Business Accelerator was launched early in 2010 at the B.C.’s trade and investment representative office in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley.
 VENTURE CAPITAL
Access the B.C. Capital Renaissance Capital Fund and find additional resources for equity and capital.
Liquid Natural Gas supply is projected to grow 4.4 percent per year to 2030, more than twice as fast as total global gas production (2.1 percent annually). As a result, LNG's share in the global gas supply is expected to increase from nine percent in 2010 to 15 percent in 2030. Learn more…

Led by strong gains to Asia and Europe, British Columbia's exports for the first half of 2011 are up by nearly 14 per cent compared with first six months of 2010. Learn more…

International education is contributing to B.C.'s economy, creating an estimated 22,000 jobs and $1.25 billion in GDP. The top five countries sending students to B.C. to take post-secondary classes are: China (12,500), Japan (2,700), Saudi Arabia (2,600), Korea (2,600) and the U.S. (2,300). Learn more…

B.C. intends to provide a $3-million increase to B.C.'s successful Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit, targeted to direct investments in new businesses. Learn more…
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