B.C. creative industries receive $1.2 million to expand trade and investment
January 26, 2015
Richard Brownsey, the president and CEO of Creative BC, at the Armoury Studios.

Creative BC has received $1.2 million in new funding from the federal government aimed at boosting international awareness of the province’s creative industries and attracting foreign investment.

Cathy McLeod, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of labour and for Western Economic Diversification, said the funding will help the organization deliver a “comprehensive, targeted trade and investment strategy”.

“It’s going to increase the penetration of B.C.’s creative industries into foreign markets, resulting in strengthened trade relationships, improved awareness of the investment opportunities and production capabilities within British Columbia, thus attracting foreign investment and talent and of course enhancing capacity of industry-related trade events, with the goal of increasing their global significance,” McLeod said at a news conference today (January 23) at the Armoury Studios.