Vancouver is the economic center of the Salish-Shidhe Council. It is under the control of the Cascade Crow tribe.
The only (second tier) Megacorp headquartered there is Universal Omnitech, but there are a lot of smaller biotech and cybertech firms in Vancouver, including Pacific Cybernetics Incorporated. Near the city the German Proteus corp. erected one of its arcoblocks, where they did some of their dubious research. Gaeatronics has a research park in the city.
On December 3, 2059, an earthquake destroyed the Richmond suburb, built on reclaimed land in the Fraser River delta. The Cascade Crow conducted a ceremony to honor the dead, but have largely left the ruins to rot.