Navigating Choppy Waters: B.C.’s Economic Prospects
Date(s) - November 6th, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street
Amid a weakening global backdrop and escalating trade tensions, the outlook for the B.C. economy has softened recently. The sale of established residential properties and consumer spending have been key soft spots. But with the external economic climate becoming less supportive, activity in the province’s export is also beginning to sag. The B.C. economy, however, is well-positioned to weather choppy waters as it will continue to benefit from reasonably strong population growth, which is helping sustain employment growth .
The outlook for B.C. over the next couple of years is also bolstered by an unprecedented level of non-residential construction activity, including high levels of government investment in schools, hospitals, and energy and transportation infrastructure. A medium-term concern is the fact that a number of recent tax increases and an increasingly complex regulatory environment are undermining B.C.’s competitive position and prompting businesses to be more cautious about making large capital investments in the province, especially on the land base.
Guest Speaker – Ken Peacock, Chief Economist & Vice President Business Council of British Columbia
This event is complimentary for Representatives and their Managing Partner of BCLMA Member Firms. The fee for a guest of a BCLMA Member Firm is $115 inclusive
Co-Sponsored by BCLMA 2019 Premier Sponsors
Payment by cheque made out to BCLMA, mail to BCLMA, PO Box 75562, RPO Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, V7R 4X1
Reserve your tickets before November 1, 2019