Cascadia Innovation Corridor discusses regional economic growth

Ahmadullah Rahmat / October 10, 2018



Collaboration in technology, and transportation were among the main topics discussed in the 3rd annual Cascadia Innovation Carridor in Vancouver today.
(Jesse Day/BCIT News)

Cascadia Innovation Collaboration

Collaboration in technology, and transportation were among the main topics discussed in the 3rd annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor in Vancouver today.  

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) have teamed up to discuss arrangements for a cross-border educational partnership.  

“As the BC tech sector booms, our industry partners are telling us about the need for skilled talentAs a polytechnic consortium, our institutes are well-placed to collaborate through hands-on learning, educational pathways, and learning and teaching opportunities.” – Tom Roemer, Vice President Academic BCIT 

The polytechnic leaders are also expected to participate in joint workshops to strategize next steps in the growth of the Cascadia Corridor, and hear from industry leaders. 

Bridging the transportation gap was another area that the initiative focused its attention, beyond the seaplane service that launched in April 2018. Enhancing transportation throughout the region with a high-speed rail line and commitment to creating a large talent pool in creative industries, and bridging the class gap. 

According to the Cascadia Corridor future plans, the initiative will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the peach Arch at the U.S.-Canada border in 2021.