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Funding promotes buying local in Vancouver

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Staff Writer | January 21, 2017
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Domestic products   Ten Vancouver-based companies are receiving funding

Vancouver is bringing new, diverse flavours to the agrifood industry. The province is supporting local agrifood businesses as they promote their products throughout B.C. through the Buy Local Program.

Ten Vancouver-based companies are receiving funding to launch advertising campaigns and develop promotional materials with a combined total of up to $270,700 in Buy Local funding.

The Buy Local program has received $8 million in B.C. government funding since 2012 to increase sales of locally grown and processed agrifood and seafood products within the province.

The B.C. government's Agrifood and Seafood Strategic Growth Plan supports the building of domestic markets and maintaining a secure food supply. The plan is a component of the BC Jobs Plan, and the roadmap to leading the agrifoods sector to becoming a $15-billion-a-year industry by 2020.

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