The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) has accomplished much since its inception in 2013, and our current strategic vision is, by 2022, to be recognized as the destination of choice for technical and business talent seeking world-class work with world-class companies.
Our progress to this point is backed by compelling data regarding the significant economic impact of the Kanata North business community. Over the past six years, KNBA has created a distinct, recognized business brand and voice for the Kanata North Technology Park. Located approximately 25 kilometres from the Ottawa downtown core, Kanata North is now nationally recognized as the home of Canada’s Largest Technology Park.
A year ago, we released the Business Association’s benchmark 2018 Economic Impact Assessment Report, confirming what those of us who have worked in the Park inherently knew: business is booming in Kanata North.
We are an ecosystem in the truest sense of the word, in that we support a symbiotic and evolving suite of cutting-edge and legacy technology. Large multinationals like Ericsson, Mitel, and Nokia have found a home at Kanata North, as have companies in emerging fields like SaaS, connected and autonomous vehicles—Ottawa is actually Canada’s CAV capital—AI, cybersecurity, and IoT.
Kanata North’s community has contributed over $13 billion to Canada’s GDP and real-estate services Firm CBRE recently ranked our home base of Ottawa as “No. 1 among North American tech hubs with the most momentum.”
We sustain that momentum with our three key pillars, which the Business Association identified in support of our current strategic vision, which commits that by 2022, Kanata North will be recognized as the destination of choice for technical and business talent seeking world-class work with world-class companies.
Those pillars are:
TALENT: We engage, attract, and retain the best technical and business talent in Canada.