Emerging Economy Task Force
British Columbia’s economy is influenced by changing global trends, emerging technological advancements, changing business processes, climate change, and a variety of other factors.
In order to better understand how these dynamics will shape the future of B.C.’s economy, the B.C. Government has established the Emerging Economy Task Force (EETF).
The EETF will examine the current state of B.C.’s economy with a view to providing analysis and advice on emerging trends, including transformative technologies and innovations that will change the nature of business and society over the next 5, 10 to 25 years. The EETF will explore and propose options for innovative and cutting-edge government policies in response to these changes, to ensure B.C. stays at the forefront of emerging economic developments.
The EETF is composed of 14 members, appointed for their expertise, experience, and demonstrated ability to contribute to the discussion and delivery of the mandate.
The Task Force will undertake its engagement, assessment and advisory work starting in the summer of 2018, subsequently reporting its recommendations to government in fall 2019.
Why is the Emerging Economy Task Force needed?
Government’s vision is for the province to have a thriving economy, one where every British Columbian has the potential and opportunity to participate and benefit in sustainable and shared prosperity. Government is committed to putting in place programs and policies that make life better for all British Columbians, and respond effectively to our changing world.
The work of the EETF will be informed and align with other government initiatives, including the Small Business Task Force, Mining Jobs Task Force, and the Climate Solutions and Clean Growth Advisory Council.
Understanding our emerging economy will enable B.C. to maintain its strong economic position – both to embrace opportunities and prepare for challenges.
If you have feedback or a question for the EETF, you can send it to EmergingEconomyTaskForce@gov.bc.ca
Kathy Kinloch (Chair)
President, B.C. Institute of Technology
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Haywood Securities
Associate Faculty, School of Business, Royal Roads University
Executive Vice-President and Chief Policy Officer, BC Business Council
CEO, Innovate BC
Carol Anne Hilton
CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute
Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of B.C.
Principal, Strandberg Consulting
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, Canfor
Co-founder, NoW Innovations Canada
President and CEO, BC Tech Association
Professor, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
Alan Winter (ex-officio member)
B.C. Innovation Commissioner