Thank you for your question, Pat.

From the very start, our commitment has been to build a project that’s right for Squamish. That means working closely with the community to ensure we hire a quality local workforce and contract with local businesses and suppliers wherever we can.

We expect to create about 650 jobs during each year of construction and 100 long-term jobs once the new facility is operational. We also expect to provide about $2 million in taxes every year to the District of Squamish for local priorities.

But we also know there are things we can be doing to help ensure locals get the most benefit from these jobs and contracts. That’s why we held a Business Information Session in Squamish in November 2014, where more than 100 local businesses and contractors came to hear what they could do to work on our Project.

We also have an online Business Directory to help ensure local contractors and businesses have the latest information on upcoming contracts and opportunities.

For more information, you can visit our website.