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Now Hiring: 4 Innovative Companies Creating Jobs in Portland, Oregon Today

Supporting startup and innovation-led businesses is essential to creating a healthy 21st-century economy. While small groups of innovators, funded by outside support from investors might not seem to be economic powerhouses at first glance, attracting these businesses to the Silicon Forest can help us create a strong innovation economy for years to come.

It’s easy to see the impact that major tech companies like Microsoft, e-Bay or Hewlett-Packard have on regional employment, but it’s more difficult to point …

PacTech hosts U.S. Rep. Suzan Del Bene for Internet of Things roundtable discussion

PacTech recently hosted U.S. Representative Suzan Del Bene for a roundtable discussion with local tech, civic and business community leaders at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Our discussion centered on the emergence of the “Internet of Things,” (sometimes called IoT) and featured three local companies that are becoming leaders in the space: IoT Technology Systems, Buddy and Kymeta.

As often happens during these discussions, the topic of conversation quickly turned to public policy. Rep. Del Bene is a …

You’re Invited: Internet of Things Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Rep. Suzan Del Bene

Feeding the World More Efficiently – Alford Farms’ High-Tech Mission

When thinking about high-tech career options, farming may not immediately come to mind. But one Washington farmer, James Alford, is showing the world just how efficient and high-tech farming can be. The third generation owner of Alford Farms, James and his family have been growing potatoes, corn, wheat and other seed crops in Pasco, Washington since 1954. In addition to feeding the world, Alford and his family takes their responsibility as stewards of the land seriously. Producing higher yields using …

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