BC Tech is proud to present our latest policy recommendations.
Based on the data presented in the 2020 BC Technology Report Card, our recommendations aim to tackle the twin challenges of Talent and Scale that currently constrain growth below BC’s enormous potential.
BC Tech’s policy recommendations are the result of a robust research and consultation process with stakeholders across the tech community and stakeholders across business, government, educational institutions, and partner organizations.
Developing the BC Tech policy framework to guide policy efforts. We conduct our policy development process with one goal in mind: to create the political and economic conditions that will make BC the best place to grow and scale a tech company. To us, that includes scaling tech companies, expanding our market share and attracting increasing amounts of capital and talent—globally and locally.
We consult extensively with the BC Tech community, industry leaders across sectors, education institutions, investors and government colleagues. The outcomes of these initiatives guide our ongoing policy framework process that outlines recommendations to shape and grow BC’s tech sector.
Leveraging our community for insights and direction. We seek to improve engagement and coordination across the expanding tech ecosystem, working with numerous stakeholders who each play a crucial role in growing the sector.
Our goal is to shape a positive narrative around tech in BC and Canada, together. We believe tech ecosystems are shaped by strong communities—in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. After all, it takes a strong community to grow a truly successful tech company.
Building relationships to ensure government buy-in and cooperation. We work closely with government officials (elected and non-elected) across a range of ministries and at all levels (municipal, provincial and federal) to promote the importance of the sector and its contribution to economic growth, job creation, and competitiveness in BC and Canada.