Chamber of commerce happy with Site C decision


The Prince George Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the province’s decision to proceed with the Site C Project, saying small and medium size businesses in Prince George and the region will benefit from the economic impact of this project moving forward.

“The Site C decision has huge economic implications for northern British Columbia, and that definitely includes Prince George,” said Prince George Chamber President Corey Naphtali, in a press release. “Along with the major construction contractors, there are many small and medium sized contractors and suppliers working on the project.”

He said many northern B.C. businesses have been providing services to the project, which currently employs about 2,000 workers.

“There are many different types of businesses just like ours that have been involved in Site C in some way,” said Paul Bjorn, Prince George Branch Manager, McElhanney.  “The decision on the Site C Project also has implications for business ratepayers in the long term, just like it does for households.”