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Government Programs and Incentives

Here are some links to various programs for tax credit programs, loan programs and other government programs designed to help your business.

BC Digital Media Tax Credit
Production Services Tax Credit
BC Digital Animation or Visual Effects Tax Credit
Canada Media Fund
Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit Program
BC Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit
Export Development Canada
BC Venture Capital Program


Industry Reports

Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2011-2015

This report is produced annually by PwC global team of entertainment and media experts and provides an in depth review and forecast of 13 industry segments, four global regions and 48 countries. Industries covered include internet, television, film, video games, radio, music, magazines, educational book publishing, newspaper publishing, advertising and business to business. This report is very thorough and provides historical and forecast information by industry segment. We highly recommend this report. To review this report, please contact Howard at howard@digibc.org since we only have access to the hard copy report.

Canada’s video game industry in 2011

This report was produced by Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC). ESAC hired SECOR to research the video game industry in Canada setting out overall size and structure, economic impact, perceived needs, risks and opportunities. The industry is profiled by region and in total.
The link to this report is as follows:
Canada's Video Game Industry 2011

Interactive Media Competitiveness Study January 2010

This report was prepared for Washington Interactive Network enterprise Seattle. The purpose of the study was to compare competitiveness of cities which are considered the top Interactive Media hubs in the US.

Link to report is as follows:
Interactive Media Competitiveness Study January 2010

Competitive Alternatives 2010 - KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location and Focus on Tax

This report provides excellent guidance on relative costs of doing business in various countries throughout the world.
Competitive Alternatives 2010 - KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location and Focus on Tax

2010 Essential Facts by ESAC

Essential facts about the Canadian Computer and Video games Industry. Have a look.
2010 Essential Facts by ESAC

Canadian Animation and Visual Effects Investment Guide 2011

Professional insights and international perspectives on the advantages of investing in Canada.
Canadian Animation and Visual Effects Investment Guide 2011

Investment Information in Support of the Canadian Video Games Development Industry

The Government of Canada has identified games as a priority sector in which the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) can play an active role in attracting games companies to Canada.
Investment Information in Support of the Canadian Video Games Development Industry

Webinar Presentation: Profile of Games Development Clusters in Canada

In this report, you'll find:
1. Mandate, Approach and Methodology
2. National Profile and Comparisons
3. Canadian Cluster Profiles & Key Investment Arguments
4. Summary of Key Argument
Webinar Presentation: Profile of Games Development Clusters in Canada

PwC: The Big Table

The Big Table was prepared by PwC. This table is divided into two parts:
1. Film and Video Incentives in Canada
2. Digital Media and Animation Incentives in Canada
These two tables summarize the tax benefits and incentives in each province.
The Big Table: Film and Video Incentives in Canada 2011
The Big Table: Digital Media and Animation Incentives in Canada 2011

Vancouver Economic Commission Action Plan

The Strategy Action plan takes on global and local influences, while focusing on three critical aspects of the managing the econmy
1. A healthy climate for growth and prosperity
2. Support for local business, new investment and global trade
3. A focus on people-Attracting and retaining human capital. See here for our initiatives to strengthen Vancouver's economy
The Vancouver Economic Action Strategy: An Economic Development Plan for the City

Elastic Path's Research Reports

Elastic Path has granted DigiBC and it's members some of their library of research reports. Please contact whitney@digibc.org if you'd be interested in attending an event surrounding any of these reports.
1. Virtual Goods Mean Real Money This Holiday
2. The State of PC Gaming 2011: The Shift from Packaged Goods to Digital Distribution
3. Brave New Publishing World: Assessing the Impact of Ebooks on Consumer
4. Consumer Software Buying Trends
5. The Future of Newspapers and Magazines in the Digital Era
6. Monetizing Online Video 2011
7. Generation Y Online Video Personas

Report on the Canadian Video Games Industry

Disclaimer: Nordicity must be sourced when quoting from this document and distribution must be requested.
Canadian Video Games Industry Report
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