Funding supports new manufacturing jobs for people in B.C.

By Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation
Government of British Columbia
January 4, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Provincial funding for manufacturing is creating and protecting thousands of well-paying jobs for people in BC, with a focus on advancing the value-added wood sector. …The $180-million BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BCMJF) supports for-profit organizations to plan and launch shovel-ready projects. …The BCMJF has seen strong uptake across the forestry sector, announcing more than $22 million to forestry-related projects so far. …In addition, the BCMJF is helping forestry sector operators modernize and adopt technologies that will reduce dependence on old-growth trees and create new opportunities for fibre supply. “We’re already seeing the impact in supporting growth in the value-added wood products sector in B.C.,” said Brian Hawrysh, CEO, BC Wood. “Fostering innovation and strengthening our small and medium-sized local manufacturers helps ensure long-term jobs and a sustainable future for the forestry sector and the communities it supports throughout our province .”

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