CKNW’s series Putting BC To Work highlights the dialogue around the economy and employment in our province – focusing both on the current state of affairs, as well as the economic outlook for years to come. Each week of Putting BC To Work, our hosts will focus on a different theme – and will interview guests who will provide more insight into each theme. We invite our audience to participate in the conversation – send your questions or comments by Twitter #bctowork, Facebook /CKNW980 or call in to our shows.
By engaging different people in the conversation everyday – CKNW explores issues of competitiveness, human capital, economic opportunity and productivity within BC.
Is your company ready?
Are you ready?
Are your children entering schools and disciplines that are focusing on yesterdays’ economy or tomorrow’s?
If not – what can you do?
Join us every day as we seek to uncover the facts, challenge opinions and listen to the stories that paint a picture of British Columbia’s future. Ultimately we want to provide our audience with a clearer vision of their place in BC’s economic future – and how it impacts their own future, and that of their children’s.
Rarely have British Columbians and the business community had the opportunity to access and engage in this conversation
BC and Putting B.C. To Work
The Business Council of British Columbia, now in its 48th year as the premier business organization in BC, is a non-partisan organization made up of 250 leading companies, post-secondary institutions and organizations from across BC’s diverse economy which supports hundreds of thousands of jobs across the province. Putting BC to Work brings together the Business Council, who takes pride in being the Place Where Leaders Meet to Unlock BC’s Full Potential with CKNW as the place where business, government and community leaders turn to for up-to-date information, working together, they will engage with British Columbians on issues of importance to the province’s collective social and economic prosperity. You can find them online at www.bcbc.com.
Business Council of BC Weekly Blog
Business Growth, Job Creation and Innovation
Canada ranks as one of the best places in the world to start a new business, according to an annual survey done by the World Bank. But the country does less well when it comes to encouraging enterprises to grow – and in fostering private sector innovation.
The two phenomena are linked: an economic and public policy environment that stimulates and rewards business growth should also generate a high level of innovation, since growth-oriented companies are more likely to develop and to adopt innovative technologies and business practices.
Read the whole article here.