Cochrane is a small town on the outskirts of Calgary that is best known for its rolling hills and endless beauty. You might not realize, however, that Cochrane is also becoming the chosen home for many technology companies that are internationally known. A lot of industries are now looking at the smaller towns as a potential home base for their companies. As a result, the economic manager of Cochrane, Mike Korman, is putting together some marketing materials to attract even more companies.
In order to create effective marketing materials, companies that are already situated in Cochrane are being interviewed to find out what they like and don't like about operating in a small town. Many industries feel that they can operate with high-end technology even in the smaller towns. In some instances, companies like the lifestyle that is available only in a town community since there is less traffic during rush hours and employees don't have to pay for their parking.
Businesses in Cochrane also like the close proximity to the airport in Calgary, being able to test out equipment at home and the easy access to transportation routes. Some of the high-tech industries that are calling Cochrane their home include:
Tesera Systems - This Cochrane-based industry is a consulting company that offers its services through the cloud. It helps organizations manage and understand the risks and opportunities that come with an ever changing environment. The headquarters are located in Cochrane with branch offices in Ontario, Alberta, Québec and British Columbia.
Dynastream Innovations Inc. - Dynastream is a leader in monitoring technology for personal use. In 2006 Dynastream was purchased by Garmin and now is a subsidiary of this major company.
4iiii Innovations Inc. - This company develops new technologies for athletes to help them improve their sports performances. The Sportiiii is a mount with speakers built-into the unit and a light sensor to show target zones. An athlete can attach this product to his glasses to find target zones and receive audio updates through the speakers.