Building Blocks have been conceived and developed by the Economic Development Branch of the Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, under the guidance of Nancy South, Manager Economic Analysis, as an analytical tool that supports British Columbia coastal and land and resource use planning and decision-making and economic development initiatives. The Blocks contain concise business and sector information for a broad range of resource-based business types in BC. At this point, there are more than 30 Blocks either complete or in draft form. Several more Blocks have been identified as high priority by planning tables and other client groups. Additional Building Blocks will be developed over time, and some Blocks may be updated.
Ministry of Environment. 2003. Economic Building Blocks: Profiles of British Columbia Land and Resource Based Businesses