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Prince George Moving Up in Ranks of Cities in Which to Do Business

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 3:55 AM

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.


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