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What Alberta’s tech sector wants to see from the provincial budget

Source:
CBC News

Date Posted:
February 25, 2022

“The government needs to re-establish investor incentives that promote interest in investing with Alberta-based tech companies. Alberta needs to be a competitive place to invest because, at the moment, other provinces are doing a better job to support their tech industries and investor interest”

-Vince O’Gorman

Alberta is known for its energy sector, but the tech industry is still young and fragile. Tech companies in Alberta hope that the tech field will become competitive enough with other provinces as it pivots to the said blooming sector.

Despite the sudden surge in revenue and staffing in the technology sector during the pandemic, tech firms are hoping that the local government will allocate some budget to clear policies and programs that will foster the industry. One of the expected solutions of tech CEOs, like Vince O’Gorman, founder of Vog App Developers, is to re-establish incentivizing the investors to attract more investors in Alberta, and convince highly talented workers to stay and help strengthen the industry.

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