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British Columbia new media sector growing even as firms face funding woes

News | 07/11/2003 4:00 am EDT
British Columbia’s new media industry has grown by 350% since the last time it was enumerated, according to a new study conducted by New Media BC. The industry association’s recently published report, new_media/in-bc.ca, notes that since a similar survey done by PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, the sector has grown from about 200 companies to over 700 in 2003. New Media BC head Jane Green says the news will likely surprise many among the general public used to news of technology business consolidation and the dot com bubble burst, and that government must pay attention in order to craft suitable policy.

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