Archive for April 2016

Google: Portland Has All the Right Moves

We all wonder what is going to be the next frontier of the tech world and where is going to be the next home for entrepreneurs and business elite to sink their teeth into and call somewhere home. This may seem like not that big of a deal to you on the surface but the fact is that where dfgever it is comes with it a myriad of jobs and cultural overhaul of the region that is highly contested, many for it, many against it. So it goes that many who see the opportunity in the move push for it hard, but like an unforeseen consistence there is always something that we do not know will happen and most likely it will be the case that there is somewhere in the middle, that something is good, and something is bad, that said we never really know until the dust has settled and the tech gods have spoken. For instance we have seen that many tech companies have decided to choose Los Angeles as its new sacrificial lamb of tech magic and we see that in the last year there has been an over haul of new jobs and the culture has gone whammy in terms of tech. Today we know that not everyone can set up shop in the silicon valley, in fact if you’re a new company and you don’t have a huge financial backing you probably won’t be able to get a loan, it is the tech capital of the world and if you want to bark with the big dogs you better bring a milk bone. Because of this people are always looking to find the perfect middle ground, where in there is just enough infrastructure in tech there to justify the move and ensure that you can find consistent talent, but you can’t go somewhere where there is too much talent and make it the case that if there is too much talent there you are going to have a hard time getting your foot in the door and actually making a compelling business model.fdfh

For many people the holy grail has been found, in what people are calling the silicon forest, or should I say the great land of Portland Oregon. In the past year they have seen a collective $130 million dollar investment from various companies saying that they want to set up shop there. which is begin met with mixed signals. For many of the residents this is the final nail in the coffin for the city in losing its cultural identity and having the locals who give it its distinctive charm the chance to afford to stay. Still others make the argument that the new tax revenues that it will pull in is nothing short of awesome, and what it can do for the city is something that also needs to be considered. at any rate when Google says it wants to call a place home you can rest assured that the area is due for a huge over haul.