construction in the nanaimo region
The construction industry is an important contributor to Nanaimo's economy. The construction sector in the RDN expanded by 6.6 percent between 2010 and 2014 and majority of this growth comes from smaller operations. The province reports growth of 19.1 percent during this five year period. In the Nanaimo region the number of businesses "with employees" declined by 8.9 percent while the province reported growth of 3.5 percent.