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Interestingly, if MSFT moves to Vancouver it may become a whole lot harder to retain development/engineering talent in the area in the short term. This will deeply hurt the startup community that is just barely getting going there, I think. Long term, it could be Vancouver’s next major boom and will make it a Mecca for startups five years from now.

-Ian.

At 01:37 PM 02/06/00 -0400, spetschu [at] ca.ibm [dot] com wrote:

>The amusing thing is that, if one of the reports I saw is correct, this
>whole idea was started because an industry group based out of the Valley
>published a paper that, amoung other things, recommended MSFT look into
>creating a Vancouver campus should they be split up (I think the whole loan
>bit was even a part of this groups recommendation). A day or so later all
>of the news sources are reporting this as a rumour that Microsoft is
>looking into moving and the BC gov’t is in secret talks with them… lol
>
>- steve
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>Gordon Ross on 06/02/2000 10:17:38 AM
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>Please respond to Gordon Ross ca>
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>To: Friends of Ian Bell
>cc:
>Subject: @F: Microsoft, B.C.
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>MS moving up here? Some good articles (the last one is the best).
>
>Gord.
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>
>Michael Olund wrote:
> >
> > Here’s another one
> >
> > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000602/tc/microosft_canada_1.html
> >
> > David Roussos wrote:
> >
> > > and the always humorous Register
> > > http://www.theregister.co.uk/000602-000021.html
> > >
> > > > Not too far off…
> > > >
> > > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/business/newsid_774000/774063.stm
> > > >
> > > > Gord.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > David Roussos wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > http://www.openroad.ca
> > > >
> > > > —
> > > > Gordon Ross
>gordonr [at] openroad [dot] ca
> > > > OpenRoad Communications ph:
>604.681.0516
> > > > Internet Application Development fax:
>604.681.0916
> > > > Vancouver, B.C.
>http://www.openroad.ca
> > > >
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>–
>Gordon Ross gordonr [at] openroad [dot] ca
>OpenRoad Communications ph: 604.681.0516
>Internet Application Development fax: 604.681.0916
>Vancouver, B.C. http://www.openroad.ca
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