Sharpening the competitive edge for businesses in northern B.C.

October 27, 2016

As the economic opportunity from proposed major projects in mining, energy, transportation and construction in the region grows, local businesses need to be prepared to engage in the industrial supply chain supporting these projects.

A challenge small businesses in non-metropolitan centres face is how to gain the attention of major projects and to have the correct qualifications to compete. Unless businesses have the necessary tools, certifications, systems and qualified human resources to manage growth, B.C. businesses risk losing out to competitors.

Programs such as the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate act as a stimulus for businesses to invest in best practices that improve their productivity, enhance their competitive edge, and enables them to identify and pursue new opportunities for stimulating economic growth and job creation within the region.