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By CME British Columbia
Published April 2012


Manufacturing is a vibrant and vital part of the BC economy!

Manufacturers account for a whopping 42.1% of all private sector R&D, helping to cement their status as B.C.’s “greenest” firms. Manufacturing is the one key industry sector that actually meets stringent Kyoto targets.

The global financial crisis and subsequent deep economic recession showed the challenges faced by B.C. manufacturing firms. To ensure B.C.’s economic success into the future, the manufacturing sector, in collaboration with government, academia and labour, will have to work together to promote and adapt to the required changes.

In order for B.C. to truly become the “Best Place on Earth” the Government should commit to having a strong industrial policy focused on advanced manufacturing, based on the three principles of “Think Smart”, “Work Smart” and “Carbon Smart”.

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