Taproot Edmonton: EEDC leased it, but will they come?

Taproot Edmonton: EEDC leased it, but will they come?

By Mack Male

By Eliza Barlow

Edited by Therese Kehler

October 15, 2018


The cranes over downtown speak to a city that is feverishly building a new economy. But there’s also a boom being nurtured that has nothing to do with towers and everything to do with technology.


With a soundtrack of clickety-clacking keyboards helmed by young geniuses, hopes are high that the new tech economy will birth new ventures, feed off collaborative creativity, lure angel investors and inject millions into Edmonton’s economy.


On Oct. 2, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation made public a plan to better support the tech economy and lessen confusion around its services and programs. A prominent piece would see key startup players moved out of current offices and into what EEDC calls Edmonton’s Innovation Hub, several floors of leased space inside an older downtown tower.


Now something else is building: a feeling of disenfranchisement in the very community EEDC is trying to help most.


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