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THIS AND THAT www.bccheckup.com INVEST Major Projects in BC: Value of Major Projects Under Construction: 352 major projects are currently under construction. Over half are in Mainland/Southwest. Business Bankruptcies in BC: LIVE -23% 154 reports to -5.3% $75.4 billion to Only Cariboo and North Coast saw an increase in the number of reported business bankruptcies. Educational Attainment in BC: 1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 # 70.2% of BC’s labour force has at least a post-secondary certificate/diploma. Consumer Insolvencies in BC: Personal Bankruptcies: 3.0 per 1,000 adults or -11.8% Mainland/Southwest (72.4%) Vancouver Island/Coast (69.9%) Kootenay (69.1%) Thompson-Okanagan (66.3%) Northwest BC (58.7%) Cariboo (56.2%) Northeast (53.8%) Consumer Proposals: 1.5 per 1,000 adults or +15.4% Increases in the number of consumer proposals drove up the insolvency rate in Cariboo, Kootenay, and Northwest BC. *Northwest BC is made up of the Nechako and North Coast Development Regions. Source: CPABC Regional Check-Up 2016. All numbers are from 2015. Increases/decreases are in comparison to 2014 data. CPABC in Focus • July/August 2016  23