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Western Business Outlook 2018: Nanaimo

Wednesday April 11 2018 Venue TBD Nanaimo, B.C.


Nanaimo has enjoyed solid economic growth since 2015, and employment growth has averaged more than 1 per cent annually since 2009. But there are clouds on the horizon, both domestic and international, and British Columbia’s economy is expected to grow at a slower pace than in recent years.

Real estate has been a source of wealth throughout British Columbia for a number of years, but housing starts province-wide are expected to decline. The slump in housing activity will have repercussions for employment, income, and household spending. The provincial forestry industry will also struggle, dragged down in part by the U.S. decision to impose duties on softwood lumber. B.C.’s liquid natural gas (LNG) sector is also undergoing uncertainty.

Get the most detailed and up-to-date analysis of the economic outlook for Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and British Columbia, all set within a national and international context, at the 2018 Western Business Outlook: Nanaimo.

This is the third year that the Conference Board has hosted a Western Business Outlook event in Nanaimo. Craig Alexander, the Conference Board’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, will present the macro-economic outlook from one of Canada’s most respected economic forecasting organizations.

This in-depth and detailed economic analysis is accompanied by a keynote address and a lively panel discussion with some of the region’s leading business people and policy-makers.

The Western Business Outlook in Nanaimo promises to be the premier economic forecasting event on the island this year.

event on the island this year.


The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.

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