It may seem like a surprising choice to some, but Garmin Canada — the company behind innovative GPS technology used in items like fitness trackers and other devices — says it makes perfect sense to make Cochrane its main base.
Twenty years ago, a small tech startup called Dynastream Innovations was quietly working on products that would change many lives.
Garmin took notice and bought the company back in 2006, but didn’t officially change it’s name or make Cochrane its Canadian headquarters until now.
It’s also attracted some high paying tech jobs to the area.
Garmin Canada already employs more than 100 people in Cochrane. With its new headquarters, officials expect that number to grow, bringing what many argue are much needed jobs and diversification to Alberta’s struggling economy.
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