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    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.

    Learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor
     

    BY 2021, WE WILL POSITION CASCADIA AS A GLOBAL INNOVATION HUB IN FOUR SECTORS:

    Life Sciences

    Transformative Technologies

    Retail Innovations

    Sustainable Agriculture

    WE WILL SUPPORT THESE INDUSTRIES BY DEVELOPING WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE:

    Transportation, Housing, & Connectivity

    Best & Diverse Talent

    Higher Education Research Excellence

    Efficient Cross-Border Movement