Tech giants' B.C. expansion is a sign of good public policy, says technology minister Andrew Wilkinson
Published by Andrew Wilkinson
BC Business | June 3, 2014
Many British Columbians will be aware that technology is one of the top contributors to B.C.’s economy. BC Stats’ most recent profile of the technology sector shows that revenues in technology grew 78 per cent from 2002 to 2012 to more than $23 billion.
Premier Christy Clark laid out a vision two and a half years ago—the BC Jobs Plan. That plan targeted eight key sectors in our economy, including technology, where we need to seize on our advantages as a province and build prosperity.
The number of homegrown success stories—such as market leaders like Hootsuite, StemCell Technologies, Westport, and Global Relay—is growing quickly.
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