BC Job Makers Include The Book Man, Minimoc Moccasins

Chilliwack/Abbotsford – From mini moccasins to used bookstores, this month’s BC Job Makers features three Fraser Valley businesses building investments, jobs and opportunities to keep our economy strong and growing. We tell the stories of diverse and growing business ventures investing in their communities and creating jobs.

Exports to Korea fuel significant hiring in the skilled trades for a Maple Ridge manufacturer, a used book store expands despite the growing popularity of e-books, and an online business flourishes outfitting tots in leather moccasins – these BC Job Makers show how people are creating jobs and making a difference in communities and the province.

By profiling BC Job Makers, government is showcasing the diversity and strength of the economy while giving entrepreneurs a venue to share their success stories. What ties BC Job Makers together is inspiration, hard work and a strong desire to be successful.

July BC Job Makers include:

The Book Man (Chilliwack) http://ow.ly/PEDzu – Used book stores expand despite e-books and kindle

Minimoc Moccasins (Abbotsford) http://ow.ly/PEDG9 – Building a business on footwear for babies

Advance Flow Systems & Surround Technologies (Maple Ridge) http://ow.ly/PEDMY – Manufacturer on a hiring spree

Why It Matters:

BC Job Makers provide an economic sense of certainty by investing in our province and building the economy to support British Columbia’s families.

If you run a company, or know of a company or person you think should be featured as a BC Job Maker, contact bcjobmakers@gov.bc.ca

Quick Facts:

  • There are 12,000 manufacturing companies in B.C
  • In 2012, British Columbians spent $3.0 billion shopping online, an increase of 12.8% over 2010
  • B.C. has 163,500 direct manufacturing jobs across all sectors
  • Total B.C. goods exports to South Korea were $2 billion in 2014, up 14.2% compared to 2013

Learn More at:

To see the BC Job Makers, please visit: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/bc-stories/

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