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West at a Glance

Western Economic Diversification Canada prepares the West at a Glance report by bringing together key information related to the Western Canadian economy, including updates on significant regional developments and successes, recent provincial initiatives, key economic indicators and trends, and upcoming events.

The State of Venture Capital in Western Canada

Prepared by WD in January of 2017, the report “State of Venture Capital in Western Canada” looks at 20 years of data to describe the frequent trends and recent developments in the venture capital (VC) market in Western Canada. There were dramatic shifts in 2016, with VC investment dropping in Alberta following low oil and gas prices, while British Columbia continued to have the largest numbers.

Previous Editions of West at a Glance

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