Susan Yurkovich: Forest industry helps grow one in 17 jobs in B.C.

Globally, B.C.’s high-quality forest products are in demand, with exports totalling $13.7 billion to customers in more than 100 countries. submitted photo / Vancouver Sun

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B.C. is home to 140 forestry-dependent communities with nearly 60,000 men and women directly employed in the industry, generating $8.6 billion in family-supporting wages.

The forest industry has long been known as a key driver in B.C.’s economy, but a new study reveals its economic impact is even more profound, in generating significant economic activity in all regions of the province including big cities, small towns and Indigenous communities.

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Source: Vancouver Sun

 

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