Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2016


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

ETM 520


High technology industries -- Oregon -- Portland Region -- History, High technology industries -- Oregon -- Portland Region -- Forecasting


Silicon Forest, consisting of the Portland metropolitan region including the outlying suburbs of Beaverton and Hillsboro, is a technology corridor that sprung to life in the 1950s and has grown ever since. The study will provide an overview of the history followed by the current situation of trends. The current case of CDK Global (CDK) opening an outpost in Silicon Forest (2014) is taken as a role model to the reasons attracting tech companies to the area. The case of CDK is compared to Intel’s first appearance in the 1970s. The positive factors that can be applicable to other companies will be highlighted. This study will then speculate a conclusion on the future opportunities the Silicon Forest will provide and how it can grow further.


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