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. and Seattle, Washington 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.
BY 2021, WE WILL POSITION CASCADIA AS A GLOBAL INNOVATION HUB IN FOUR SECTORS:
WE WILL SUPPORT THESE INDUSTRIES BY DEVELOPING WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE:
Transportation, Housing, & Connectivity
Best & Diverse Talent
Higher Education Research Excellence
Efficient Cross-Border Movement