Techlandia Issue 3 - 2019/2020 - Page 26


Portland may be considered the driving force behind the Silicon Forest's high-tech boom. But across the Columbia River, tech players in the metro area's second largest city are stepping out from behind Portland's shadow. Vancouver firms are finding a deep pool of tech talent, a dedicated team of economic development advocates and many of the amenities Portland is known for, with a lower cost of living.