Industry well-positioned to help rebuild Western economy: study

WINNIPEG — A recent economic impact report shows the lumber and building materials industry provides more value and has a broader economic footprint than most other retail sectors in the Canadian economy. If every household in the Prairie provinces spent, on average, an additional $500 on repair construction activities, it would boost provincial gross domestic product (GDP) by $1.5 billion, generate $938 million in labour income and support 14,800 jobs.

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