For those in the natural resource fields, it can prove incredibly challenging to demonstrate to others – like city residents – the positive impact that rural and out-of-sight industrial activities have on the economy. Check out how the Copper Mountain Mine is working to overcome that.
This map from the mine shows its 450 direct jobs as well as the supply chain of goods and services that runs through British Columbia. (Higher resolution PDF download)
Now imagine if every mine, mill, forestry company, and energy company operating in British Columbia did the same thing for their operations. Maybe then the much-discussed urban-rural divide would start to become less of a problem.
Though we know too well in 2017 that facts alone no longer win arguments, it sure doesn't hurt to have them on your side.
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