What kind of an impact will the exploding pot industry have on the future of the River City economy? Venture Kamloops wants to know.
The city’s economic development arm has started the process of developing a new ten year forecast model of the local economy.
Executive Director Jim Anderson says, a request for proposals has been issued for an economist to do a full analysis of Kamloops’ economic past, present and projected economic future; including, researching and identifying several key economic factors.
“We have asked in the RFP we have asked one specific question for the economist to gather data and give us what the expected impact to the economy would be a new part of the economy which is the recreational cannabis. We want to get some numbers around that.”
Anderson says, with an ever changing world its important to plan ahead for any economic eventuality.