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Market Size and Critical Mass in Western Canada

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Market size is key to the successful development of any manufacturing, processing or distribution activity. There must be a critical population mass to support investment in new facilities.

Western Canada Market 1971 - 1998

The total population of Western Canada was over 9 million in 1998 and was growing faster than the national average.

The Western Canada market is now the same size as the Ontario market in the mid 1980s and can easily support an expanded industrial base.

Size of Western Canada Economy 1997

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