February 2020 – First Mover

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V O L U M E 4 8 N U M B E R 1 FEBRUARY 2020 BCBUSINESS 5 "There's enormous excitement within our community right now. My boyfriend is from another First Nation, and he gets questions all the time about when they can come up and start work" –p.32 COVER + ABOVE: PAUL JOSEPH; TOP RIGHT: COURTESY OF FINGER FOOD ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GROUP; BOTTOM RIGHT: HOPE LINZEE PHOTOGRAPHY ( contents ) First Movers As they gain more business clout, Indigenous people in B.C.are taking steps to build prosperous communities. How they exercise their economic and political power will have big implications for the province by Steven Threndyle 2020 HR Report For B.C. companies, the labour crunch is the great equalizer. To recruit, retain and develop the talent they need, employers are getting creative by Felicity Stone and Nathan Caddell The Alberta Advantage In the Northeast energy sector, provincial tax policy helps give Alberta-based services firms an edge, critics say. The timing couldn't be worse for a reeling industry by Dee Hon 32 44 54 (Clockwise from left) Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith; Finger Food Advanced Technology Group; Fort St. John entrepreneur Sandy Beech

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