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Tech industry in Spokane heats up

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GeekWire | Monica Nickelsburg

The burgeoning tech industry Spokane is attracting companies and employees who are looking to make a switch to the city. Economic development officials in the area are working to capitalize on this interest and sell the lifestyle of Spokane to the tech scene. 

You’ve probably heard this story before: A booming technopolis drives up the cost of housing and office space so employees and companies start to trickle into a less expensive, more modest tech hub.

The movement of people and companies from Silicon Valley to Seattle has been going on for years. But now the same phenomenon is playing out between Seattle and another city across the state: Spokane.

It’s getting easier for Spokane tech companies to recruit talent from Seattle, according to a handful of CEOs in the Eastern Washington city. Meanwhile, out-of-town tech companies are setting up outposts there, just like more than 100 Bay Area companies have done in Seattle.

To read the story, click here: On the other side of the state, Spokane’s tech scene capitalizes on Seattle squeeze

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