The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) and the District of Mission received $30,000 in provincial funding to support the development of a strategic plan to grow the tech sector across the region, including a framework for skilled technical training and education.
Presented by Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson, the funding will allow the district and SRCTec to develop a strategy to support the continued rapid growth of the tech sector in Mission.
The tech sector in Mission has seen exponential growth in recent years.
The partnership between SRCTec and the district has led to co-locating SRCTec’s technology centre of excellence with Mission’s economic development office, creating a central point of contact for established tech businesses and entrepreneurs looking to realize the benefits of locating in Mission.
Stacey Crawford, director of economic development with the District of Mission said they are pleased to be able to undertake these important projects.
“A tech strategy of the connectivity needs of the sector in Mission will help build on the considerable momentum we’ve created in partnering with SRCTec.”
SRCTec chairman and interim CEO Raymond Szabada added “We’ve known for a long time that Mission offers a prime location for start-ups and established tech companies. With this funding and the continued support of the provincial government and the municipality we’re building an industry that will contribute to Mission’s profile.”