August 25th, 2014
Portland continues its quest to become the regional office capital of the world
Now, we all know the big names who have regional offices here. Well, the
big name: Intel, whose campuses in Hillsboro contain the largest group of Intel employees, anywhere. And there's HP and IBM and Synopsys. But a growing number of startup companies are setting up regional offices here, as well. And it shows no signs of slowing.
You already knew it was happening. Just glancing at the Silicon Florist Job Board
or the Portland Startups Switchboard
sort of gives it away. And today, we learned that ebay was expanding its Portland presence
So who all in the tech and startup scene has a regional office here? Well, let's see. Off the top of my head…
Again, that's just a smattering off the top of my head. Sparked by the ebay news
. I'm sure I'm missing others. Feel free to chime in, if only to make me feel stupid about the ones I've forgotten, spaced, or had no idea existed. If you make me feel like enough of an idiot, I'll actually update the post.
I know that metropolitan areas are judged by the number of companies headquartered there. But maybe, just maybe, having a bunch of regional offices isn't half bad. And maybe I'll get to use "de facto" again, soon.
(Image courtesy Shawn Stillwell. Used under Creative Commons.)