Okay. I thought I had heard almost all of the “Silicon” monikers. But apparently middle Oregon has a great deal in common with Middle Earth. The Eugene startup scene just launched Silicon Shire, and it’s an interesting visualization of what’s happening in the their startup scene.
And quite frankly, it’s ten times better than anything I’ve seen visualizing the Portland startup scene.
The Silicon Shire is home to a vibrant and growing technology community. Located in the southern Willamette Valley, the Silicon Shire encompasses the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. With a “University town feel,” outdoor-oriented community, and a rich talent pool fed by two universities, the Silicon Shire is a great place to live, work and play. The Silicon Shire offers technology businesses of all kinds the supportive infrastructure to build and grow their business along with the desirable quality of life to attract and retain great talent.
And like any proper Shire, the local beer is fantastic!
For more information, visit Silicon Shire or follow @siliconshire on Twitter.