first_imgVANCOUVER (660 NEWS) – Naheed Nenshi has ventured to the coast and hopes he won’t be returning to Calgary alone. Nenshi is hoping to convince people in the thriving west coast tech sector to move to Calgary.Nenshi aims to do two things with the trip, number one is traveling with Calgary companies, in order to do business with some Vancouver companies.“The second reason I am here is to steal your children. We are also doing a tech hiring fair with a bunch of Calgary tech companies who have jobs to fill that are looking to Vancouver candidates, so it’s a bit of both.”Nenshi believes the trip can be beneficial for everyone involved.“I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to create better business relationships to help Vancouver companies grow here, but also to help support the Calgary economy as well.”He says Calgary is dealing with some problems like a historically high unemployment rate, but we may need outside help to fix those issues.“We really need people who have worked in a healthy tech ecosystem like Vancouver, whether it is software engineers, or coders, or folks who can help our businesses grow.”He says the tech sector will help the city’s economy diversify as it would help other industries, like financial services and life sciences, grow.Nenshi says Vancouver will want to avoid some of the issues that have been found in Silicon Valley with exorbitant housing costs that would limit the number of young people able to live in the city.Vancouver already has a high cost of living in comparison to many other Canadian cities, which could be one reason why people would want to come over the Rockies to Calgary.Calgary’s Mayor also says he looks forward to dealing with the newly elected mayor of Vancouver, Kennedy Stewart.“I am happy to talk to Vancouver people about the economy, the environment, energy and pipelines.”With files from Breakfast Television on City TV.last_img

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