We were all excited to learn earlier today that BC Business magazine had named Coquitlam as #3 in its new list of "Best Cities for Work in B.C." Here is the magazine's press release:
BCBUSINESS UNVEILS FIRST-EVER “BEST CITIES FOR WORK IN B.C.”
|Coquitlam's Lafarge Lake.(Photo by me)|
Burnaby B.C. –
BCBusiness editor-in-chief Matt O’Grady is excited to announce that Coquitlam has ranked #3 in BCBusiness’s inaugural list of the “Best Cities for Work in
The exclusive list was developed in concert with Environics Analytics, weighing seven
economic indicators to reflect the health of a city’s job market: income growth, average
household income, population growth, unemployment, labour participation and the
percentage of people with degrees and taking transit.
“Developing the first-ever list of this kind in B.C. has been an extraordinary project,“
says O’Grady. “We expect the results to attract a lot of attention and provoke a lot of
discussion across the province.” The driving force behind the Best Cities project,
BCBusiness associate editor Trevor Melanson, adds: “This ranking will undoubtedly be
considered controversial by some, but there’s appeasement in the fact that, no matter
how we sliced the data, the ranking came up mostly the same. High income and
population growth, low unemployment—all the indicators we measured tended to go
The top 10 cities in BCBusiness’s 2014 list of Best Cities for Work in B.C. are:
1. Fort St. John
2. North Vancouver
5. Dawson Creek
6. New Westminster
A complete list of the top 36 cities as well as details on the methodology and supporting
stories on the impact of LNG, what cities are booming and declining, and why Metro
Vancouver will always dominate the list’s Top 10 can be found in the January 2015
issue of BCBusiness – available online at BCBusiness.ca/BestCities and in the iTunes
store now and on newsstands as of December 31st.
Published for more than 40 years, BCBusiness is British Columbia’s foremost business
authority and the most widely read business publication in the province. Focusing
exclusively on business in British Columbia, BCBusiness provides unparalleled behindthe-
scenes coverage, chronicling major deals and putting faces to the major players.
BCBusiness is published by Canada Wide Media Limited, the largest independent
publisher in Western Canada.