Celebrating Metal Tech Alley Successes
On November 15th, residents of the Trail, BC region and key visitors from around the Province and beyond joined together to celebrate the successes of Metal Tech Alley. It was a huge success and we would like to thank YOU – the business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and disrupters who continue to support and promote Metal Tech Alley. We look forward to sharing continued successes with you – we anticipate nothing but great things for the future of our beautiful region!
Taking this clustered approach to business and workforce attraction for the region as a whole has been an incredibly innovative and successful approach to economic development, generating much excitement locally, provincially and nationally!
A snapshot of the successes since the launch of Metal Tech Alley 2 years ago:
- Investment Inquires have more than doubled
- 19 new jobs created locally
- 9 new companies relocated to region
- $5M increased revenues for region
- 5 Keynote National / International MTA Speaking requests
- 5 Provincial Partnership projects promoting MTA
- i4C only rural company part of the BC Digital Supercluster
- Metal Tech Alley officially trademarked!
This is just the beginning. Metal Tech Alley will continue to evolve as we push the boundaries of innovation around intelligent material sciences, Internet of Things and Big Data, and global industrial recycling. We will continue to share the success stories of Metal Tech Alley and encourage all of you to stay connected and engaged!
These successes could not have been realized without the partnership of i4C Innovation Centre and their leadership and commitment in helping drive Metal Tech Alley. Thank you to the Province of BC and SIDIT for the generous support and recognizing the potential of the Metal Tech Alley strategy, to CBT and our community leaders who continue to have the foresight to support economic development in the region, to the Community Directed Funds Committee for your support in creating a stronger Lower Columbia Community, to KAST for being the catalyst in creating MIDAS (the inspiration that forged this path), and to all the corporate leaders (including Teck Trail Operations!) for your powerful commitment to the health and strength of our region.