Southern Willamette Valley

TAO established a formal presence in the Southern Willamette Valley in early 2015, through partnerships with Lane Workforce Partnership, the City of Eugene, and the University of Oregon.


Our efforts are guided by the TAO Eugene Advisory Board, which is comprised of tech executives from IDX, Feeney Wireless, Palo Alto Software, Moonshadow Mobile, Rock You, Concentric Sky, Arcimoto, Pipeworks, Symantec, App Nexus, SheerID, and Lunar Logic.


Lane County Tech Industry Facts

  • Number of tech companies: 400+ 
  • Number of tech employees: 5,000 
  • Total payroll: ~$350,000,000 
  • Highest average wage of any other sector 
  • Fastest projected wage growth of any other sector
  • Eugene recognized nationally as a Top 10 up and coming tech city 

Recent Initiatives Include:

  • Talent Retention: Experience Oregon Tech
  • Tech Community Building
  • Advocacy
  • Events including the Big Mix, Hack for a Cause, and TAD Talks.
  • Apprenti

78 Current TAO Members in Southern Willamette Valley

Inn at the 5th, Claim 52, Ampere Scientific, AHM Brands, SELCO Community Credit Union, Northwest Community Credit Union, deChase Miksis, EPI-USE, SentinelOne, Progressive Project Management, GiveMore, Perpetua Technologies LLC, Forward Thinking, Bankable Fintech, Link Source IT, Evolve Consulting, Avant Assessment, Nulia, Blackstorm Labs, AeroSynth, Gaydos Churnside & Balthrop, Local Traffic Corporation, FPW Media, Funk/Levis & Associates, Cellbeat LLC, Geary Street Ventures LLC, Collobos, SecureAuth, Quorum, Toba Capital, Elite Realty, Connected Signals, Blank Canvas Communications, Jenova Land Company,  Caseware Computer Systems, LLC,  Ubco, Continu IT Solutions, Downtown Athletic Club, Go Global, Cybo, Alacrity Services, Siuslaw Broadband, Blue Bus Creatives, Emberex, Hershner Hunter LLP, Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Revolution Design Group, Emerald Broadband, CBT Nuggets, RG Media Company, Wellbeyond, Mindbox Studios, Quantum Clay, Cognitopia, Dat’s Some Good Sound LLC, MPulse Software, BITINC Systems LLC, Analytics Spot, Zynga, Campbell Commercial Real Estate, Trifoia, InfoGroupNW, BBAO Group, SheerID, Arcimoto, Pipeworks, Palo Alto Software, City of Eugene, XS Media, Lunar Logic, Code Chops, App Nexus, Moonshadow Mobile, Concentric Sky, Symantec, and IDX.

3 Branch Offices:

Smarsh, Moss Adams, First Tech Federal Credit Union

18 Community Partners

University of Oregon, United Way, Lane Workforce Partnership, City of Springfield, Connected Lane County, Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Center, Fertilab, Eugene Area Chamber, Eugene 4J School District, EWEB, Lane ESD, Springfield Area Chamber, EFS, KLCC, Lane County, RAIN, McKenzie River Trust, Travel Lane County, Eugene Public Library