In 2019, MSABC and the Mining Association of B.C. funded a B.C. Mining Supply Chain study of the 2018 expenditures of B.C. mines and smelters on supplies and services from B.C. companies. The study found that 17 major mines and 2 smelters spent $2.9 billion purchasing supplies and services from more than 3,700 business located in 215 municipalities, communities and Indigenous nations in 2018 alone. This did not include revenue from B.C. firms providing mining supplies and services to operations outside of the province.
The results of the 2019 B.C. Mining Supply Chain study supported a “One Province, One Economy” public awareness campaign, which featured workers in the lower mainland and other urban communities who provided supplies and services to B.C. mines.
The 2019 study, entitled “One province, One Economy: Benefits of British Columbia’s Mining Supply Chain,” and additional resources can be found below.