Prince George Moving Up in Ranks of Cities in Which to Do Business
Prince George, B.C.- According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Prince George is moving up in the ranks of entrepreneurial small centres.
Among Canadian cities with populations of 25 thousand to 150 thousand Prince George ranks 19th. That’s an improvement from the 24th place noted a year ago.
Cities are classed on their Presence, Perspective and Policy. Prince George scored an overall mark of 62.2 (out of 100) better than Parksville which came in at #21, Vernon, which was ranked 22nd, , Nanaimo at #29, and Kamloops which was ranked 33rd.
Fort St. John slipped significantly in the ranking, dropping to 47 this year, down from the 29th place it held among smaller cities a year ago.
Quesnel came in at #43, an improvement from its 46th place in 2014.
The best small City in Canada in which to do business? According to the CFIB that would be Penticton.
Among large centres, Calgary was given top ranking, followed closely by Kelowna.
Interesting to note that Prince George scored higher than the City of Vancouver. Although not in the same category, Prince George ‘s overall score of 62.2 was better than the City of Vancouver’s 51.1. P.G. outscored Vancouver in the areas of Perspective (PG had 23.8 points compared to City of Vancouver’s 20.3) and in the area of Policy as Prince George had 27.7 points compared to the City of Vancouver’s 12.5
This is the eighth year that the CFIB has produced the rankings of Cities in which to start or grow business.
The complete survey can be found here.