I’ve often referred to Portland as the “regional office capital of the world,” given the prevalence of companies who have offices here—but not headquarters. So it’s always nice to when those regional offices expand. Which is just what Mozilla is doing with a growing Portland footprint.
Mozilla, the nonprofit group that makes the Firefox web browser, confirmed this morning that it plans to expand its Portland office and move into its own space in the Pearl District on Monday.
Based in the Silicon Valley, Mozilla has had Portland employees since 2005.
But it wasn’t until early 2012 that they decided to consolidate the Portland Mozilla workforce under one roof at Collective Agency. Now, they’re taking that presence to a space of their own as they focus on increasing the number of Mozillans in Portland.
— Amy Tsay (@catchingamy) July 16, 2013
Mozilla said it plans to expand its Portland work force to about 40, working on web development, Firefox and a new smartphone operating system, Firefox OS. Cook said that more than a third of its new, 8,500-square-foot space at N.W. 11th and Couch St. will be available to Portland’s community of open source software developers for hackathons and other collaborative events.