OUR WORK: CASCADIA INNOVATION CORRIDOR

"Working together, we can build a globally competitive 21st century innovation corridor that connects and enhances both regions. This is a unique opportunity that can create benefits for people throughout the region for generations to come."

-Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft 

PARTNERING TO CREATE A VIBRANT MEGA-REGION

Vancouver, B.C. Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon have much in common: unsurpassed physical beauty; geographic proximity to Asia; world-renowned research organizations; global corporate leaders across diverse sectors; and market-leading capabilities in next-generation technologies driving the global economy.

 

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor links Vancouver and Seattle and offers the opportunity to provide leadership, innovative problem-solving and increased prosperity beyond what each city can achieve independently. When we work and think like a region we become more than the sum of our parts, allowing Cascadia to have a bigger positive impact on the world’s health, environment and prosperity.

A public-private effort led by Challenge Seattle and the Business Council of British Columbia, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Partnership will:

  • Facilitate cross-border knowledge exchange.

  • Jointly advance and integrate our common infrastructure needs.

  • Support strategies that accelerate the Pacific Northwest economy.

  • Create an innovative ecosystem that attracts capital and the world’s top talent.

  • Build a network of connected people, companies, capital, universities, colleges, and researchers.

Learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor
 

OUR VISION:
The Cascadia mega-region is recognized as a global center of innovation. We compete economically, empower our communities to thrive, tackle the most persistent societal problems in our region and share our success with the world.

THE CASCADIA INNOVATION CORRIDOR STEERING COMMITTEE

 

In 2018, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor established a Steering Committee comprised of regional expert co-chairs who lead the work of the CIC. Each set of cross-border co-chairs has established a sub-committee to support their work.

 

These sub-committees focus on three areas where Cascadia is already leading the way:

 

 

 

 

And on four areas that can advance our ability to both do well and do good:

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Steering Committee

Life Sciences

Transformative

Technologies

Sustainability

Housing, 

Transportation & Connectivity

Higher Education Research Excellence

Best & Diverse Talent

Efficient

Cross-Border Movement

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