Minister’s Statement on Portland and San Francisco Trade Mission


Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation, released the following statement on his trade mission to Portland and San Francisco to explore new opportunities for British Columbia:

“I am excited to travel to the United States for the first time in over two years to showcase the economic opportunities in British Columbia. The pandemic has challenged us in many ways, including our ability to meet face to face to strengthen and grow our economic relationships. with key global partners. This trade mission provides an opportunity to strengthen British Columbia’s presence and strong reputation.

“British Columbia is leading Canada’s economic recovery with more than 100,000 jobs added in 2021. But we’re just getting started, and we’re committed to finding new ways to continue to be a global leader in innovation. , fighting climate change and building an economy that works. for everyone.

“During this three-day trip, I will take the StrongerBC Economy Plan wherever I go. This plan shows the world that our province is ready to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing many jurisdictions today, such as inequality and the climate crisis. The world needs to know that this plan moves our province forward because it invests in our greatest resource in British Columbia, its people.

“In Portland, I will promote BC’s global hardwood industry at an international hardwood conference that will bring together industry experts and investors from around the world. In San Francisco, I will meet with leaders and investors in cleantech, agritech, and the emerging metaverse sector to advance our business investment relationships.

“At each of my stops, I will talk about British Columbia’s strategy to stimulate growth and attract investment through the StrongerBC economic plan. The plan positions British Columbia as a global leader in the low-carbon economy by fostering innovation, investing in skills and delivering on our climate commitments.

“In British Columbia, we are at an important point in time. We are building a clean and inclusive economy for all British Columbians. Showcasing BC’s strengths to the world is a key part of the plan.

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