British Columbia ramps up presence on U.S. West Coast
British Columbia’s trade and investment network
continues to grow with the establishment of a new representative office in Seattle, Washington.
The announcement was made at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference
in Seattle. The event, organized by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, brings together businesses and government officials from across the Pacific Northwest to discuss opportunities for regional connectivity and partnerships.
The new office will be led by Troy DeFrank who brings with him a decade of experience in international trade and investment. The office will work closely with British Columbia’s other U.S. representatives located in California and the Boston-New York corridor.
British Columbia’s trade and investment network connects B.C. businesses with new markets and trade opportunities, and promotes British Columbia as a stable and attractive destination for investment. Currently, Trade and Investment Representatives (TIRs) are located in Japan, South Korea, India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States.
British Columbia’s strengthened presence in the U.S. aims to attract investment to the province, while connecting companies in British Columbia with venture capitalists, skilled tech workers and strategic partners.
Emerging as one of the fastest growing tech ecosystems
in North America, British Columbia is home to more than 9,900 technology companies, including international industry leaders such as Microsoft and IBM and home-grown talent like Hootsuite and Sierra Wireless. B.C. offers companies a talented and cost competitive workforce, convenient time zone, and a highly entrepreneurial and multicultural tech community focused on innovation, collaboration, and growth.
For more information on opportunities within B.C.’s technology sector contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives