April 24, 2014 14:42 ET
Minister Moore promoted Canada's plan for the digital economy to Canadian entrepreneurs and global executives in the Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today concluded a successful trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. While in Northern California, Minister Moore met with Canadian entrepreneurs and promoted Canada's digital advantage to some of the world's largest digital technology companies, including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter. The Minister also hosted a digital innovation forum with representatives from a number of leading Canadian companies doing business in Silicon Valley.
During these meetings, the Minister championed Canada as a top investment destination and source of leading-edge technological expertise. Canada has a great talent pool of highly skilled workers, strong institutions and a sound economy. These together make Canada an ideal place to create, to innovate and to build a business. A strong digital economy in Canada will bring high-value jobs while ensuring Canada remains a global leader in research and development, innovation and digital technologies.
"Silicon Valley has become a global icon for the Internet age. It shows that hard work, good ideas and a commitment to innovation are what it takes to succeed in a creative and digitally connected world. Digital Canada 150 is our government's plan to promote these values and invest in the necessary infrastructure for Canada to succeed in this digital world. Our government's top priority is creating jobs and growth, and promoting Canada's digital economy is an essential part of our plan."
- Industry Minister James Moore
- Digital Canada 150
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