Could Prince George be a new northern hi-tech hub?

By Ryan Cavani
March 15, 2019 - 4:03pm Updated: March 15, 2019 - 8:03pm

PRINCE GEORGE -  New technologies might mean a shift away from the mill to the computer screen and that raises the question, could the city become a northern hub for hi-tech industry?

Recently the BC Tech Summit was held in Vancouver and a company from Prince George was invited to the event. The hi-tech industry has already been creeping into businesses around the city and in particular, clean technology has been at the forefront.

The forestry industry has always been a large part of Prince George's economy. The city's mills employ more than 2000 people, but natural resources like lumber are finite, and the city is looking to create new jobs in hi-tech for a diversified economy.

One of the main focuses for the city has been building a data storage centre, something they feel would give Prince George a strong base in the technology industry, when and where that site could be built is still unknown. 

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