It turns out that Vancouver’s gorgeous scenery, vibrant multicultural population and world-class infrastructure make for more than great vacations. Lured by the city’s many charms, global banking giant HSBC opted to set up the world headquarters for its IT division here. In a break from my usual travel and food reporting, I explored why HSBC and its well-heeled CEOs have fallen in love with Vancouver.
HSBC Comes to Burnaby: What HSBC’s new nerve centre means to Metro Vancouver’s IT industry
By Remy Scalza; Special for BC Business
There’s a cold drizzle falling in Burnaby, where the sky has been overcast all day. Now, with almost theatrical gloom, crows have started circling, climbing in menacing gyres above HSBC’s brand new global software development centre, the five-storey, 146,000-square-foot building it has dubbed Discovery Green.
But despite the ominous portents outdoors, inside the atmosphere is anything but bleak . . . .
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