BC announces $7.8 million funding to promote BC wood

The BC government has announced it is investing $7.8 million to promote use of BC wood overseas, advance wood building systems and products, and expand global markets.

“Expanding our international markets, especially in Asia, is crucial to the long-term success of BC’s forest sector,” said Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston. “This funding support opens the door to more trade opportunities for BC companies, and will lead to greater innovation in the industry.”

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$5.985 million will go towards activities looking to expand markets for BC wood, particularly in North America and Asia. The rest of the $1.852 million will go towards activities delivered through the Wood First program, which fosters the innovative use of wood and wood building systems in BC through research, education, marketing and capacity building.

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