Vann Struth Consulting Group

Powell River School District

Economic Impact Analysis of International School

Powell River School District

ECONOMIC Impact ANalysis

The Powell River School District has been one of the most active in British Columbia at engaging with the Chinese market for international education and is continuing to work toward the establishment of an international high school campus in the community.

Vann Struth Consulting Group prepared an economic impact analysis of the proposed school on the local and provincial economies, driven by student spending while in town, the school’s annual operating expenditures (including spending by school staff), and the tourism impacts of student families visiting the community.

Although difficult to quantify, there are also benefits for Powell River in terms of cultural vibrancy and the long-term social and business relationships forged with Chinese students and their families that may impact the community decades into the future.