IPG Rumours Abound
Prince George, B.C.- The rumour that Initiatives Prince George is about to be axed, are not true, at least not yet.For the second time this year, the buzz in the City is that the end is near for IPG, the municipally funded economic development arm of the City of Prince George.
Mayor Lyn Hall says the talk is premature “The City has service agreements with a number of organizations, and IPG is one of them. The IPG service agreement runs until the end of this year, and we (Mayor and Council) are reviewing all the service agreements.” He says there is “nothing to report, we are looking at all service agreements.”
The City funds IPG to the tune of about $1 million a year. When 250News spoke to Hall about the future of IPG back in late January, at the time he said he thought the City was getting “good bang for the buck” .
He also stated at the time that he thought IPG was doing what the City has asked it to do “and that’s to be our economic development arm.”
The City of Quesnel recently dismantled its economic development corporation.