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Metal Tech Alley is a cluster of great minds and opportunities that is leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our multi-lateral, multi-dimensional partnership clears the path for you and your company to succeed, and involves leaders from industry, technology, institutions and government. Led by the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) and its community partners of Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Montrose, Warfield, and Regional Districts Area A & B.

We are stimulating growth with strategies and tactics that make our industry and technology partners our priority, and connect those dots to community prosperity and wellbeing.

We are incubating leaders and clustering minds in:

  • Digital Fabrication and Advanced Materials and Metallurgy
  • Industrial Recycling and the Circular Economy
  • Industrial Internet of Things and Big Data Technology

Our industrial partners are turnaround experts on environmental protection and sustainability and we house one of the largest technical service clusters in Southern BC.

Our thought leaders have taught industry giants how to manage data and the internet, and brought cloud computing to life. Now they are re-envisioning the future of the Internet of Things and Big Data.

Our lifestyle will test your metal in the best possible ways. You can afford to LIVE here…on the edge of life, in the mountains, on the Canada-US border with access to the world. Our Fortune 500 leaders connect us to the rest of the global economy. We are an incredibly diverse region where affordability for business and lifestyle are so real it’s almost surreal.

Our thought leaders choose to live here and keep us grounded with practical application of industrial materials science, all wrapped up in the life you want. Come and test your metal.