Forestry worth $1 billion to Vancouver companies: study

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By Nelson Bennett

A supply chain study of forestry in B.C. concludes that it’s not just rural sawmill towns that benefit from logging, sawmilling and pulp mills.

The study, conducted by iTotem Technologies Ltd. on behalf of the Council of Forest Industries (COFI), identified $7 billion worth of supply chain spending in B.C., with about $2 billion going to 2,100 businesses in the Metro Vancouver region — half of which went to Vancouver businesses providing goods and services.