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Why Canada Might Be Winning The Battle To Bring In Tech Workers

There’s a lot of competition among American states for tech companies and tech workers — but right now, the winner of that competition may well be north of the border.

A new survey from the Toronto-based MaRS Discovery District found that more than half of the high-growth tech firms in that part of Canada saw more international job applicants between 2016 and 2017. In some cases, that increase was two or three-fold.

Yung Wu, the CEO of MaRS, joined The Show to talk about it.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.