Eugene is the second largest city in the state of Oregon, and home to the University of Oregon, US Olympic Track and Field Trials, birthplace of Nike and a growing collection of technology companies. Eugene sits near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, in a lush, green valley about 50 miles from the Oregon Coast and the Cascade Mountains. It’s a beautiful place to live.
Eugene’s slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors” because of the relaxed, open culture that actively supports music and arts in addition to recreational pursuits. Runners, kayakers, cyclists, skiers, fishermen, rafters, artists, musicians, dancers, and people who love the great outdoors come here to live, work and play.
Technology companies of all kinds also come here to live and play. They come because the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Lane Community College provide them with a steady stream of talented professionals. They stay because their employees love the community and quality of life Eugene offers. They grow and prosper because the Eugene-Springfield area has the infrastructure to support their technology and business needs.