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British Columbia has more than 600 digital media companies, which employ 16,000 people and generate $2.3 billion in annual sales operating in five areas: interactive design, digital entertainment and games, digital film, animation and special effects, mobile content and applications, and e-learning. At the same time, Vancouver is also the core of the third- largest foreign film and production centre in North America, known worldwide as Hollywood North. Based on destinations such as Orlando and Los Angeles that have similar industry portfolios, the Vancouver tourism industry could tap its digital media and film & television resources to explore the potential …
The City of Vancouver has made a renewed effort to implement the City’s Culture Plan for Vancouver 2008-2018, entitled “CreativeCity”, recognizing the importance of the creative sector – to the city’s livability, to citizen health and well-being and to its economic future. On the same subject, the City’s Culture Plan Facilities Study sets forth nine ‘global’ priorities that reflect an intersection of community demand and partnership opportunity.
The BC Chamber of Commerce says, in communities across coastal BC, BC Ferries is a cornerstone of their transportation infrastructure and represents an important part of their economic prosperity. However, in recent years this important service has experienced significant increases in costs and unsustainable increases in fares, which have acted as a deterrent to many of BC’s most important industry sectors and have become a disincentive of local economic development. The economic conditions experienced provincially and globally over the past few years have highlighted these challenges and require a renewed commitment to consultation, accountability, and transparency in order to ensure …