Microsoft president pushes Vancouver-Seattle tech corridor despite NAFTA doubt
Microsoft president pushes Vancouver-Seattle tech corridor despite NAFTA doubt

The president of Microsoft is pushing to make a Vancouver-Seattle technology corridor a success, despite the uncertainty around cross-border trade posed by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Brad Smith was in Vancouver on Wednesday to promote the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, an agreement signed by British Columbia and Washington state that aims to grow high-tech industries and strengthen collaboration across the region.

Speaking to reporters after a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Smith said the company was optimistic about investment in Canada, despite the possibility of Trump's administration renegotiating North American Free Trade Agreement to impose levies on goods flowing across the border.

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