Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Fall 2019


Cascadia, Cascadia Innovation Corridor, Economic relationships


The Cascadia Innovation Corridor (CIC) is a regional public-private effort to better integrate the innovation economy, transportation connectivity, and communities along the Western side of the Cascade Mountains from Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon. The goal of the CIC is to position this cross-border region to be stronger together and compete on a global stage.

This Border Policy Brief provides an analysis of stakeholder’s perspectives on the drivers and hindrances related to expanding business activities across the border in the CIC, which are key elements to the viability of the effort. The Brief also highlights the critical role of the border to the success of the CIC, and for cross-border innovation corridors more broadly.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Border crossing--Economic aspects--Northwest, Pacific; Border stations----Economic aspects--Northwest, Pacific; Borderlands--Northwest, Pacific--International cooperation; Tourism--Security measures

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State)--Economic policy; British Columbia--Economic policy; United States--Relations--Canada; Canada--Relations--United States






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