Microsoft recently opened a new engineering facility in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, which will consolidate all of Microsoft’s employees in the area. Apparently, the opening caught the attention of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who visited the Excellence Centre and checked out some Microsoft technology.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among those who celebrated the MCEC opening. “Microsoft is showing that it recognizes the country’s tremendous potential to be a world leader in the innovation sector,” he said. “It will provide new opportunities for Canada’s young people, and our highly educated workforce as a whole, to shape the future.”
It looks like British Columbia has aspirations to become another technology center, and Microsoft’s new facility should help them move toward that objective. If you’re anywhere near Vancouver, let us know in the comments what you think about Microsoft setting up a new shop nearby.