While Vancouver, British Columbia, is well known as one of Canada’s largest industrial centers, this city is quickly becoming a destination for tech innovators. According to the Vancouver Economic Commission, in 2016 there were 75,000 tech professionals working in the city, and nearly 101,000 working across British Columbia. This number makes up approximately 5% of B.C.’s workforce, more than mining, oil and gas, and forestry sectors combined, including manufacturing activities related to those resources.

As a regional partner to organizations, educational institutions and businesses in Vancouver, Microsoft continues to invest in this region as a world-class digital innovation hub. These breakthrough collaborations are knocking down traditional borders and those involved are pioneering work in many fields, including health care and education, and attracting local and global talent to this vibrant city.

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference begins Oct. 9 — here is why Vancouver is poised to become a leader in tech innovation in the years to come: Read the full story here.