Concentric Sky dubs the Eugene-Springfield area the Silicon Shire

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Concentric Sky launched a campaign today to dub the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area the Silicon Shire.

It’s our hope this campaign will improve the visibility of our technology community. It would be great if someday our community is as well known as the Silicon Valley, Silicon Forest, or Silicon Alley.

Concentric Sky launched a campaign today to dub the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area the Silicon Shire.

The Silicon Shire is the home of a vibrant and growing technology community. Located towards the southern end of the Willamette Valley, the Silicon Shire encompasses the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. The community has a “university town feel,” is outdoor-oriented and has a rich talent pool fed by two universities. This confluence forms the Silicon Shire - a great place for technology companies of all kinds to grow and prosper.

Cale Bruckner, Concentric Sky's Vice President of Technology, came up with the Silicon Shire concept on the way back from a business meeting in San Francisco.

"I was looking out the window as we came into the valley on our approach to the Eugene Airport, and thought to myself – I’ll take the Silicon Shire over the Silicon Valley any day of the week," Bruckner said. “The green trees, the river, and the natural beauty reminded me of the Shire described in the J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit.’”

Bruckner took that feeling, combined with a desire to give back to the Eugene-Springfield technology community, and developed the Silicon Shire concept.

“The Eugene-Springfield area supports a great technology community. There are a lot of really successful technology businesses here. The community, and constant stream of talent from University of Oregon and Oregon State University make this a great place for technology businesses. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of people that know that. Even graduates often leave without knowing there are opportunities in the area. As a community, we need to let the world know we’re here. I felt like putting a catchy name on the area would be the place to start,” Bruckner said.

Concentric Sky developed a website to help spread the word about the Silicon Shire. The website (http://www.siliconshire.org) provides a directory of technology businesses in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. Technology businesses not already included in the directory can submit their details to be added.

“It’s our hope this campaign will improve the visibility of our technology community. It would be great if someday our community is as well known as the Silicon Valley, Silicon Forest, or Silicon Alley,” Bruckner said.

Silicon Shire
The Silicon Shire is the home of a vibrant and growing technology community. Located towards the southern end of the Willamette Valley, the Silicon Shire encompasses the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. For more information about Silicon Shire and for a directory of technology businesses in the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area, visit http://www.siliconshire.org.

About Concentric Sky
Concentric Sky is a high-end design and development firm with a focus on web, mobile, and enterprise services. With a team of 55, Concentric Sky has broad expertise across numerous languages, platforms, technologies and industries. The firm has designed and built hundreds of web and mobile applications for groups such as the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, Encyclopedia Britannica, the United Nations, and National Geographic. For more information about Concentric Sky, visit http://www.concentricsky.com.

Related Links
http://www.siliconshire.org
http://www.eugene-or.gov/
http://www.ci.springfield.or.us/
http://www.concentricsky.com

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Cale Bruckner
cale(at)concentricsky(dot)com
(541) 342-8456

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