Can BC be a tech sector?


Vancouverite
#1
That really means the Lower Mainland, of course.

Some games developers are setting up in Yaletown, and they're hoping to build a new franchise or two, but BC doesn't really have a tech sector. For what it's worth, I've spoken to several engineers and scientists in both industry and academia, and they're more interested in a regular salary than in being entrepreneurial.
 
petros
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BC doesn't have ANY sectors. It's as inconsistant as a bowl of vegan chili.
 
captain morgan
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#3
"Can BC be a tech sector?"

Gonna be awfully tough with a gvt that taxes the crap outta every industry that comes to town
 
DavidB
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

"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.
 
Ron in Regina
#5
BC bud is a British Columbian Natural Resource, isn't it? If it's being shipped
east of BC, is Alberta demanding a share of BC's royalties on this, and Sk
if it's going further, & Mb is it's going further, etc....?
 
DavidB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ron in ReginaView Post

BC bud is a British Columbian Natural Resource, isn't it? If it's being shipped
east of BC, is Alberta demanding a share of BC's royalties on this, and Sk
if it's going further, & Mb is it's going further, etc....?

Would those royalties be saved so that, in the event of a BC Bud spill while it is in transit on Alberta soil, the money could be used for the clean up? Not necessary. Just let it be known there has been a Bud spill, and it will get cleaned up pretty quickly and inexpensively, without government intervention.
 

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