Minister Moore champions government support for innovation and digital adoption for British Columbia entrepreneurs
July 17, 2015 – Richmond, British Columbia – Industry Canada
Canada recognizes the limitless potential of its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are key drivers of British Columbia's and Canada's economic growth. With access to the right tools, advice and support to make the best use of digital technology, companies will thrive in an interconnected global economy, consumers will benefit and jobs will be created.
This was the message the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, delivered during his keynote address at the Facebook Small Business Boost event in Richmond, alongside the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors). He highlighted Government of Canada commitments to providing Canadians with the skills they need to fully embrace the opportunities presented by technology. He also noted steps the Government has taken so far to create the right environment for entrepreneurial success, including reducing red tape, increasing international trade and keeping taxes low.
Minister Moore outlined several new initiatives for British Columbia entrepreneurs under the newly updated Digital Canada 150 strategy, version 2.0, such as mentoring for young entrepreneurs, investments in innovation and in research and development, and securing Canada's networks.
Facebook's Small Business Boost is a series of free networking events for SMEs. The event provides the opportunity for SMEs to get advice and share best practices on understanding, expanding and managing their small businesses' identities on Facebook.
Office of the Minister of Industry