Is Spokane County the Silicon Valley of the north? Maybe not, but many tech companies are starting to expand to the area.
The company Egnyte just opened its first non-Californian office in Spokane Valley in February.
Senior Director of Customer Success Antoine Valentone says our area was too good to pass up.
"Resources are scarce in the Bay Area and they're looking to branch out to other places and I see again because of the uniqueness of the situation with the four universities here, all in one place, that other organizations will see that opportunity and try to seize it," Valentone said.
There's nearly 70,000 college students and potential employees in eastern Washington.
Austin Garner is a West Valley High School grad and proud WSU Coug alum. He's now a regional manager.
"It's relieving to know I don't have to leave the comfort of Washington state and seek out great opportunities in California which is extremely expensive," Garner said.