Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan
"Can BC be a tech sector?"
Gonna be awfully tough with a gvt that taxes the crap outta every industry that comes to town
Taxes aside, the cost of living in the Lower Mainland is unjustifiably high.
And there seems to be a real anti-development mentality among BC politicians. I guess they assume we all want to work in the underground economy (perhaps selling BC bud?). Or the tourism or retirement industries. If you want work as an engineer, or a manufacturing environment, BC is the wrong place to be.
There are a few
high-tech darlings in the region; however, they are standalone companies that don't have the right supporting infrastructure. I am surprised they have lasted this long. It is only a matter of time before they either move to a more supporting location or go out of business.