Yukon's economy is dominated by mining, tourism and government.
Knowledge-based industries may be the answer to create meaningful growth in another sector that is neither cyclical like mining nor seasonal like tourism. This would increase diversification of the Yukon economy and grow small and medium size enterprises (SME). Growing the Yukon Knowledge Sector would increase Yukon’s tax base and thereby
reduce dependency on federal transfer payments.
This survey will also support Yukon’s initiatives towards Research, Innovation and Commercialization (RIC), as well as the Federal Government’s efforts to grow the Digital Economy (for example fostering the knowledge-based economy, identifying areas of collaboration).
In order to devise the future strategies of where we want to go, it is essential to determine where we are now. This Survey will be instrumental to achieve that.
Voswinkel, S. 2012. Survey of Yukon's Knowledge Sector: Results and Recommendations. Ylynx Management Consulting, Inc. and Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College, Whitehorse, YT.