FortisBC Energy Inc. is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, propane and thermal energy solutions. FortisBC Energy Inc. employs more than 1,800 British Columbians and serves approximately 1,008,400 customers in 135 B.C. communities. FortisBC Energy Inc. owns and operates approximately 49,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Energy Inc. is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry.
BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation, owned by the people of British Columbia. We operate an integrated system of generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure to deliver reliable, affordable and clean electricity to our four million customers, safely. The electricity we generate and deliver to customers throughout the province powers our economy and quality of life.
We want to make it easier for new customers to do business with us. That's why we've created a Business & Economic Development team to provide a single point of entry for new businesses wanting to locate in British Columbia. We are here to help prospective customers understand how to get connected to our clean electricity grid, anticipated electricity costs and possible options for where to locate. To get in touch with the team, please visit: bchydro.com/newbusiness
The Government of British Columbia, through various branches and service lines, provides key services to ministries and organizations, employees, and broader public sector (BPS) entities. BCEDA works closely with many ministries and public sector entities. Our primary partnerships are with the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology and the Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development. BC is open for business check out www.britishcolumbia.ca.
The Vancouver Consular District, consisting of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, would be the tenth largest trading partner of the United States, if considered as an independent economic unit. The economy of the district is greatly diversified, between traditional resource industries such as forestry, mining and fisheries, but containing important new, high technology industries such as bio-medical development, fuel cell manufacturing and film production. Agriculture, retail trade, light manufacturing, finance and hydroelectric energy generation are also important components of the districts economy.
Tourism is also a major part of the districts economy with over 22 million overnight visitors to the province per year. With its strategic location on Canadas Pacific coast, Vancouver, B.C. is the economic hub of the district. The port of Vancouver is a world-class deep-water port, ideally situated to handle both exports and imports of goods to the United States and Latin America. It is also an ideal location for trade with Asia. With its highly trained work force, diverse population, outstanding resource base, and ideal location, the Vancouver Consular District offers great potential for business and trade.
The Consulate General in Vancouver has a small Economic Section which follows economic developments and advocates for U.S. economic interests in the district.
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Resonance Consultancy combines business strategy and marketing creativity to help shape the future of countries, cities and communities around the world with research, strategy, branding and placemaking. To date, our team has completed more than a hundred research, strategy, planning and branding projects for governments, destinations and developers in more than 20 states and provinces and 70 countries. In all of our engagements, we strive to foster community, preserve cultural heritage, protect the environment and generate economic benefits for all those involved. Resonance services a global clientele with offices based in Vancouver, Toronto, and New York.
Destination British Columbia (Destination BC) is the industry-led, provincially-funded Crown corporation that works collaboratively with partners across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels, and to support regions, communities and Indigenous people in developing or expanding tourism experiences, businesses and jobs.
We are multi-national, with in-market representation in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, China, Australia, and Mexico. Our winning aspiration drives all our decisions and activities.
The Government of Canada is committed to giving small and medium enterprises (SME) access to
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement.
The short story is that we are management consultants who help people and places thrive in the
This passion makes our people our greatest strength. Our teams breadth of expertise allows us to push the boundaries of our practice areas. We continually explore new overlaps between our core practice areas economic development, cultural development, and workforce development because we believe sustainable growth wont happen in silos.
Were not just experts in these fields. Were experienced practitioners. Our team members have worked on the ground in diverse communities and contexts. We understand the challenges faced by our clients. So we customize our approach to each project to meet clients needs using sound research, proven methodologies, and a collaborative attitude. Whether a large city, rural community, business or stakeholder organization, we equip our clients with the ideas, action plans, and resources needed to achieve tangible results.
At BDC, we know business owners. Weve been working with them for 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed.
We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.