BC’s Richest Man Visits Prince George

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
BC's Richest Man Visits Prince George

From Save-On-Foods, to Canfor, to CKPG, Jim Pattison has a deep investment in this city. This morning Pattison was on hand a tour of the station. His first foray into Prince George was in 1968, when he bought the grocery chain that was then known as Overwaitea. After CKPG, Pattison planned to visit Peterbilt, an operation he recently took over. While natural resources are still a backbone of the local economy, Pattison says he projects growth in local tourism, which adds to the economy without extracting a thing. UNBC is also a cornerstone of the modern Prince George economy, he says. At 87, Pattison continues to lead the Jim Pattison Group, Canada’s second-largest privately held company which does over $8 billion in business every year. Pattison is grateful for his health, and says a good night’s sleep helps keep up his energy. His advice for anyone starting out in business: be honest, and work hard. He has found working hard and luck go hand in hand. Hear more from Jim Pattison on tonight’s CKPG News.


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