UNBC Research Looks at 28 BC Markets
November 9, 2006
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Research conducted at the University of Northern British Columbia has indicated that BC's farmers' markets have a significant economic impact on the province, over and above their value to community-building and local food production.
British Columbians spend $65.3 million directly at farmers' markets and an additional $53.2 million at neighbouring businesses on market days. The results are based on surveys of 7100 market customers.
The research was led by David Connell, a professor in UNBC's School of Environmental Planning. He examined 28 markets from Terrace to White Rock.
Click here for specific information about the research conducted for each of the markets listed above. The market-specific research includes an estimate of the local economic impact in addition to the average number of people the markets attract.
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Environmental Planning professor, UNBC
Rob van Adrichem
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