“[I]n 2009 we set the bold goal to be the greenest city in the world by 2020. We’re making good progress to date, with a huge engagement of citizens, neighbourhoods and businesses to achieve our targets.”
“British Columbia has all the characteristics of a first-class mining jurisdiction: access to booming Asian markets, good infrastructure, skilled labor, a pro-mining government and bounteous natural resources. It is also home to Vancouver, the world’s exploration capital. With around 1,000 junior mining companies and 2,500 service companies, the city has grown from a staging post for the Klondike Gold Rush to a global mining hub. Vancouver-based mining companies now operate worldwide from Chile’s Atacama Desert to the jungles of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”
Engineering & Mining Journal, December 2013
What does 3,500 companies look like? No idea. For a representative sample of of 600, click here.