Top Priorities and Opportunity Profiles
Six target sectors have been identified where existing and potential companies will have a competitive advantage by setting up in Prince George.
- Forestry Innovation and Technologies
- Engineered Wood Products
- Data Centres
- Wood Pellets
- Engineering, Construction and Project Support
Out of the six, three are considered as top investment priorities by the City of Prince George.
Forestry Innovation and Technologies
The forest industry in Prince George is recognised as world-class in terms of sustainable forest management and PG's 13,000 hectare research forest is considered North America's largest. Moreover, Prince George is embracing opportunities around "Digital Forestry" where digital information and techniques are applied to support sustainable forests.
The City welcomes companies to develop PG as a hotbed for sensor technology, Big Data analytics, drone technology, 3D/4D modelling, and mapping.
Opportunity Profiles Coming Soon
Engineered Wood Products
Manufacturing and Forestry are among the largest economic drivers in Prince George with nearly 50 per cent of the labour force directly or indirectly employed in those industries. Some industry clusters developing from primary forestry manufacturing include:
- Re-manufactured lumber
- Engineered wood products
- Packaged building solutions
- Mill work products and more
The opportunity profile for Engineered Wood Products is available for download in English and in Chinese.
Prince George's fibre redundancy, cool climate, stable environment, and access to hundreds of acres of vacant serviced industrial and commercial land make it an ideal location for data centres.