By Nathan Rudyk
I LOVE this article by Knowlton Thomas in Techvibes, a self-described hyperlocal technology blog, events calendar, job board, and company directory that covers 10 Canadian cities, and garners more than 200,000 visitors and over 375,000 pageviews every month.
Yes, we helped place the story for the Ontario Technology Corridor, a long-standing client. But apart from any of that, I am fiercely proud to see Canadian journalists confident enough to describe our country's excellent prospects. Here's an excerpt of the story with a link, and thank-you Knowlton!
Is Canadian modesty a thing of the past?
In the wake of the recession, which ravaged every sector in the U.S. but left Canada remarkably unscathed, Canadians have gained a new sense of confidence.
“As a country, Canada is firing on all cylinders,” says Blair Patacairk, Senior Director, Investment, Global Marketing, for the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI). “Canada’s federal corporate income tax rate will fall from 18 per cent in 2010 to 15 per cent by 2012—less than half of the top U.S. federal marginal corporate income tax rate, and the lowest in the G7. We have the world’s soundest banking system according to the World Economic Forum. And Canada has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio and the lowest R&D costs in the G7, with a 12.9 per cent advantage over the U.S.”
The Ontario Technology Corridor, which employs 260,000 people among 6,400 companies within information and communication technology sectors, throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa Region, Waterloo Region, City of London and the Niagara Region, isn't resting on its laurels during this country-wide evolution. It's proudly—and aggressively—promoting Canada's "pixel-perfect" business conditions for digital media companies.
The complete article is here.